Florida Democrats and Republicans were quick to welcome the Biden government’s move to provide aid to eligible Venezuelans as the country remains in crisis.
“If we stand together with the Venezuelan people, we will hit the Maduro regime, which has been depriving its own citizens of education, health care, fundamental freedoms and even food for years,” said Senator Bob Menendez (DN.J.). who led several efforts Securing TPS for Venezuelans said in a video statement. “And we are sending a strong signal to allies and competitors that America is renewed its commitment to the cause of democracy.”
Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), A longtime proponent of allowing Venezuelans to legally live and work in the US, recalled that Trump had first offered protection to Venezuelans and said he was “glad the Biden were.” -Government shares this obligation “.
Colombia last month too granted temporary legal status to almost 1 million Venezuelan migrants in the neighboring South American country.
An extension of the status to Venezuelans would, according to information, protect around 200,000 Venezuelan citizens in the USA from deportation Congressional Budget Office estimates.
TPS is used to protect immigrants coming from countries destroyed by natural disasters or armed conflict. It is the same temporary legal status that the Trump administration has announced to phase out in 2018 for more than 300,000 immigrants from El Salvador, Nicaragua, Haiti, Honduras, Sudan and Nepal over the next few years. According to Biden’s immigration plan, the one before a uphill battle on Capitol HillTPS recipients would be entitled to automatic green cards.
The Biden government’s plan was first proposed by the Los Angeles times.