The United States extends protection measures for Venezuelan migrants

The extension of Temporary Protected Status, TPS, for 18 months, applies to all people who have arrived in the United States before July 31, currently more than 242,000 Venezuelans

The United States Department of Homeland Security announced a new 18-month extension of the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) enjoyed by Venezuelan migrants on US soil.

The measure applies to all those people who have arrived in the United States before July 31, which currently covers more than 242,000 Venezuelans. However, North American authorities estimate the potential beneficiaries at around 472,000.

“The status provides individuals, who are already in the United States, protection against expulsion if conditions in their country of origin prevent a safe return,” explained the Secretary of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas, in a statement.

In this sense, Mayorlas warned that Venezuelans must also “understand” that “those who arrived after July 31, 2023, do not have the right to protection,” which implies that “they will be expelled if they do not have a legal justification to stay on US territory”.

Taken and with information from El Sumario

(Reference image source: Brandon Mowinkel, Unsplash)

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