Following recent confusion regarding Venezuelans’ eligibility for asylum, AILA South Florida has emerged as a leading source of information for both the media and the local community. Various Spanish and English language press outlets have benefited from speaking with AILA South Florida members who provided professional insight on one of the biggest immigration stories of the month.
As we noted in an earlier blog post, a Thursday article in El Nuevo Herald prominently featured and quoted AILA South Florida on the topic. The English version of The Miami Herald has now also covered the important issue, publishing an opinion piece from chapter member Jordana Hart.
President Antonio Revilla III appeared on Todo Noticias on Miami’s Actualidad Radio last week, warning Venezuelans about frivolous asylum applications. Through the day on Monday, CNN Español broadcast a news story on the topic, which included an interview with Chapter Second Vice President Andrea Martini.
AILA South Florida’s recent press release alerting Venezuelans to these dangers was also shared in this week’s print and online versions of El Venezolano, a Miami-area newspaper for the Venezuelan community.