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TPS For Venezuelans Passes House Of Representatives, Heads To U.S. Senate

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JOSÉ A. IGLESIAS
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MIAMI HERALD
U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel Powell and U.S. Rep. Donna Shalala (FL 27) held a press conference on May 13, 2019, to provide an update on efforts to protect Venezuelans currently living in the United States from deportation.

The House of Representatives passed a bill to grant Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, for Venezuelans, the most significant legislative action to date in response to Venezuela’s humanitarian crisis.

The TPS bill, sponsored by Florida Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Miami, and Darren Soto, D-Kissimmee, heads to the U.S. Senate for consideration a day before the House leaves Washington for a six week recess.

The bill passed by a vote of 272-158, with 39 Republicans and one independent joining 232 Democrats in favor.

Read more at our news partner the Miami Herald.