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Venezuelan Military Deserter Faces Deportation back to Government U.S. Calls Dictatorship

August 15, 2018 (1 min read)

Franco Ordonez, Miami Herald, Aug. 10, 2018 - "A Venezuelan military officer who deserted his country’s army to seek asylum in the United States faces deportation next week, back to the government the U.S. claims is a dictatorship that must be punished. The juxtaposition reveals the perils the Trump administration faces trying to balance President Donald Trump’s hardline immigration polices while pledging to stand with hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans fleeing President Nicolás Maduro’s government that has driven the nation into economic and humanitarian peril."