Great news for citizens of Venezuela. US Citizenship and Immigration Services has designated Venezuela as a country whose citizens can receive Temporary Protected Status in the United States, due to the humanitarian crisis currently occurring in Venezuela under the Nicolas Maduro regime. The registration period will run from March 9, 2021, until September 5, 2021, and USCIS estimates an approximate 300,000 Venezuelan citizens will be protected. Once granted, individuals will hold their TPS status for a period of eighteen (18) months, and USCIS has the option to extend TPS status after the initial eighteen (18) month period.
The Biden administration has granted this benefit and it is seen as a welcome reprieve compared to the punitive stance the Trump administration held. If you would like to apply for TPS, you should act fast as the registration period is only open for six (6) months. By receiving TPS, citizens of Venezuela will be protected from removal from the US and will have the opportunity to apply for a work authorization document so that they may legally work in the US, and live a much more normal life in the US.
If you believe that you qualify for TPS, it is wise to reach out to an attorney who can assist you with the TPS registration process. A skilled immigration attorney will assist you with preparing your registration forms, organizing your evidence in a compelling manner, and communicating with USCIS. The Law Offices of Kermit A. Monge would be happy to review your case and plan a strategy for the most successful outcome for your situation. Reach out to schedule a consultation with Attorney Monge, at 703.273.5500, as soon as you can.