November 30, 2023

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The United States will extend residence and work permits for Venezuelan beneficiaries of TPS for 18 months

The United States will extend residence and work permits for Venezuelan beneficiaries of TPS for 18 months
The United States will extend work permits for Venezuelan beneficiaries of TPS by 18 months. (EFE)

Government of America It announced this Wednesday to extend and expand Temporary protected status (TPS) for People of Venezuela Those who are already in the country July 31, 2023.

Action will benefit some 242,700 Venezuelans existing ones DBS and will allow others 472,000 Claim this benefit that gives them a Residence and work permit For 18 months, according to a report Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

By extension DBS For Venezuela, Washington will allow Venezuelans who have been coming to the US illegally in the past two years to temporarily regularize their status.

He Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas He assured that he made this decision “because Growing instability and insecurity in Venezuela”, where rule Nicolás Maduro Alleged violation Human rightsManipulating elections by imprisoning opponents.

The program was established by Congress for aliens who cannot safely return to their home country due to natural disasters, armed conflict or other extraordinary circumstances.

TPS “provides protection against removal to persons already in the United States” but Not a way to obtain citizenship or asylumMayorkas, quoted in the text, clarified.

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Also warned Venezuelans who arrived in the country after July 31, 2023 are not eligible for TPS And “will be expelled if it is determined that they have no legal basis to stay.”

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said the decision was made “because of the growing instability and insecurity in Venezuela.” (Reuters)

Politicians from Biden’s party, such as the mayor, have come up with the change in the plan New York, Eric AdamsThey are putting pressure on the administration to deliver Work permits Thousands of refugees and undocumented immigrants are waiting for their cases to be resolved.

US senators accuse the Venezuelan dictatorship of human rights abuses, jailing “some 245 political prisoners” and disqualifying many opponents from running for office.

The Biden administration has announced steps to speed up some Work Permits for Undocumented Immigrants From next October 1stApplications for employment authorization documents submitted by undocumented immigrants on parole – and those nominated by the application – will be processed. CPP is one– Inside 30 days Instead of the 90 previously thought, they report from the Department of Homeland Security.

He US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will dedicate additional staff to reduce the 30-day time limit for processing these work papers by parolees with Cuban, Haitian, Venezuelan, or Nicaraguan nationals.

“The purpose is to ensure that individuals receive work authorization in a timely manner and are able to support themselves and their families as they continue their processes in the United States,” they said from the Department of Homeland Security.

The measure would benefit about 242,700 immigrants who already have temporary protected status and allow an additional 472,000 to apply for this assistance. (Reuters)

Besides, USCIS Increase the maximum period of validity of employment authorization documents up to 5 years Refugees, asylum seekers, asylum seekers, or those admitted with an express removal cancellation process.

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“The goal is to reduce the frequency with which you need to renew your work permits and reduce the workload for USCIS,” DHS officials added.

To date, according to the US Citizenship and Immigration Services, more 1.4 million notifications For undocumented immigrants who meet the requirements to apply for this employment authorization by email and SMS in English, Spanish, Haitian Creole, Ukrainian, and Russian.

(With information from EFE and AFP)