What is the U.S. Provisional Protection Status signed by Joe Biden for Venezuela?

In the picture, Joe Biden, President of the United States. EFE / Duck Mills / Archive

Joe Bean, President of the United States, This Monday immigration protection temporary protection status (DPS, in English) was granted to approximately 320,000 Venezuelans living in their country, Protected by that permission, They will not be deported and can work legally For the next 18 months.

Here are some keys to what it means for the Venezuelan people in the United States to offer this immigration program.

What is TPS?

DBS was created by the US Congress under the Immigration Act in 1990 to provide shelter for people from countries affected by armed conflict, natural disasters or extraordinary and temporary conditions, and its concession was made after consultation with the State Department, responsible for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS, English).

Why was this protection granted to the Venezuelans?

According to the Department of Homeland Security, the move “This is due to the extraordinary and temporary conditions prevailing in Venezuela, preventing nationals from returning safely to their home country.”.

He cites other reasons, “he said.A complex humanitarian crisis is marked by widespread hunger and malnutrition, the growing influence and presence of NGOs, repression and degraded infrastructure”.

Secretary of Homeland Security, Alejandro MyorgasA statement said, “In such extraordinary and temporary circumstances, the United States is moving forward to support the deserving Venezuelans who are currently in the United States, while their origin is seeking to recover from the current crisis.”

Pictured are Venezuelan citizens in Doral Central Park in Doral, Miami-Tate, Florida (USA).  EFE / Giorgio Vieira / Archive
Pictured are Venezuelan citizens in Doral Central Park in Doral, Miami-Tate, Florida (USA). EFE / Giorgio Vieira / Archive

What is its validity?

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The DPS for Venezuela will be in effect for 18 months from March 9, 2021 to September 9, 2022.

How many people can access this amber?

D.P.S. 323,000 Venezuelan population.

On what date can applications be submitted?

Biden government opened a 180 day registration period, Which starts on March 9, 2021 and ends on September 5, 2021.

What are the benefits?

Those under TPS can apply for Employment Authorization Document (EAD) and Travel Document.

The Venezuelan people were deported to the United States
The Venezuelan people were deported to the United States

What are the requirements?

To qualify, Individuals must prove that they continue to reside in the United States until March 8, 2021.

What other countries have benefited from TPS?

El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

Did Trump not offer any shelter to Venezuelans in the United States?

Biden’s decision His predecessor, Donald Trump, made one of his last decisions at the White House on January 19, another defense for the Venezuelan people, Postponed Compulsory Departure (DET), What A temporary work permit was issued, excluding deportation for 18 months.

Unlike DPS, DETs, which prevent deportation of countries affected by conflicts, natural disasters or exceptional conditions, are issued directly by the President of the United States and do not have travel permits.

Neither TPS nor DED provide accommodation to the users as these are temporary security.

(With information from EFE)

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