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The authors analyze the impact of migration from Venezuela on the domestic policy of the United States. According to the data for 2017, more than 11 percent of immigrants to the United States from South America are Venezuelans, and the same figure for 2016 was close to 9 percent, which indicates a fairly sharp increase in the number of refugees. An active influx of Venezuelans may be one of the key factors in the future US 2020 presidential elections. The largest diaspora of Venezuelans in the United States lives in Florida, which will be one of the key states in the future presidential election campaign. In connection with the potential loss of Republican’s positions in such an important region as Florida, it is necessary for the administration of Donald Trump to reconsider its policy in the state. In addition, representatives of the Democratic party are greatly interested in increasing influence in the state. Thus, the authors conclude that the administration of Donald Trump generally benefits from the crisis in Venezuela, as it will help to carry out a number of domestic political reforms aimed at economic protectionism and tackling of immigration.

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Sergey Yu Belokonev

Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation

Author for correspondence.

PhD in Political Science, Director of the Department of Politology and Mass Communication, Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation

Moscow, Russian

Sergey A Vodopetov

Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation


Master Student of the Department of Politology and Mass Communication, Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation

Moscow, Russian

Vladimir G Ivanov

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University)


Doctor of Political Science, Associate Professor of the Department of Comparative Politics, Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

Moscow, Russian


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