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Venezuelans Eligible for TPS

 

As of March 9 2021 the Biden Administration has granted TPS to one more country, Venezuela. Which could benefit about 320,000 Venezuelan Immigrants in the U.S.

 

Known as TPS or Temporary Protected Status, it grants temporary status to asylum seekers who qualify from countries like Somalia, Yemen, El Salvador, Sudan, Syria, South Sudan, Honduras, Nicaragua, Haiti, Nepal and Liberia. The Biden administration has now included Venezuelans as nationals eligible for TPS. However not every citizen or resident from Venezuela is eligible to apply.

In order to qualify, Venezuelans must submit an application to USCIS and meet the following requirements:

  • Being present in the U.S. as of March 9, 2021.
  • Proof of Venezuelan Nationality or proof of residence from Venezuela (Can be a noncitizen)
  • Applicants must be present in the U.S. since the effective date since TPS was designated.
  • Has stayed in the U.S. since date upon entry to the country and has not traveled outside of the country.
  • Has no criminal record and hasn’t been convicted of a crime.

According to the Biden administration Venezuelans qualify to be granted TPS for their current economic, political and health crisis, food and crime insecurity amongst other factors.

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas said in a statement “The living conditions in Venezuela reveal a country in turmoil, unable to protect its own citizens.”

The registration period for Venezuelan TPS applicants starts in March 9, 2021 and ends September 5, 2021. It is essential for applicants to apply within the 180 day period, since it would be very difficult for applicants to be approved after that period. For the benefit of applicants seek a highly qualified immigration lawyer like Abogado Guerrero.

If granted TPS, Venezuelans are able to obtain TPS for 18 months, from the day application is accepted in 2021 to September 2022.

Make a free consultation with us before the September 5th deadline.

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