Venezuela Travel Advisory
State Department Issues Urgent Travel Advisory to All Americans Who Are in Venezuela
Following the current administration’s recognition of Juan Guaido as the rightful leader of Venezuela the U.S. State Department issued an urgent travel advisory to all Americans who are in Venezuela or plan to travel to Venezuela. The State Department warned that the U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Venezuela due to limited infrastructure and poor security conditions.
Although the recognition of Juan Guaido is seen as hopeful for some the situation in Venezuela is increasingly dangerous and unstable. Political rallies continue to occur and typically cause a strong police response that includes the use of tear gas, pepper spray, and rubber bullets against participants. If you are a citizen of Venezuela living in the United States this may be the time to consider a possible claim for asylum protection.
Attorney Ashley E. Lively has represented Venezuelan clients successfully in asylum proceedings and is well-informed as she lived and traveled in Venezuela after her undergraduate studies. If you fear persecution in the future or have suffered persecution in the past due to your political affiliation, employment, or family membership call Lively Law Firm for a free consultation today.