In an announcement made by Senator Bob Menéndez this Monday, March 8, United States President Joe Biden authorized the application of the Temporary Protective Status (TPS) to Venezuelans residing in the country.
According to statements from the White House, the measure will be valid for 18 months, although it could be extended, granting about 300,000 citizens in the North American country with temporary legal status, the possibility of working, peace and security.
It is important to note that the US Government grants the TPS to citizens who cannot return to their country due to specific conditions such as armed conflicts, threats to life, humanitarian and assistance crisis, among others.
The measure will benefit Venezuelan citizens who are already in the United States, after the criminal background check and the payment of a total of 545 dollars to the Citizenship and Immigration Services.
Concerning Joe Biden’s decision to grant the TPS to Venezuelans in the United States, the Secretary of the US Department of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas, indicated: “The living conditions in Venezuela reveal a country in chaos, incapable of protecting its own citizens.”
With information from Agencies