Nicaragua Migrants Strain US, Boost Home Economy, Sent Home $3B in ’22
View Source | February 26, 2023 12:14 pm
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- Nicaraguans have been fleeing their country for the U.S. border amid their country’s government, led by Daniel Ortega, moves toward a more authoritarian leadership.
- The surge of Nicaraguan arrivals to the U.S. in 2021 was part of the reason the Biden administration said in January that it would start turning them away at the border if they did not first register online to make asylum petitions.
- Last year’s huge jump in money coming into Nicaragua “can only be explained by the disproportionate increase in migrants,” Nicaraguan economist Enrique Sáenz said.
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