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Biden Grants Temporary Protected Status To Venezuelans, Plans New Sanctions On Maduro

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JOSE A IGLESIAS
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El Nuevo Herald
Miami, Florida, December 28, 2020- Brian Fincheltub (center), speaks to the media during a press conference held across the street from the Broward Transitional Center in Pompano Beach, FL. Leaders with Venezuela’s opposition urged the incoming Biden administration Monday to grant special status to migrants from the troubled South American country that would allow them to live and work in the United States.

The Biden administration offered humanitarian protections to Venezuelans on Monday that would alleviate the threat of deportation for over 320,000 eligible individuals who have sought refuge in the United States.

The administration determined that Venezuelans qualified under the special Temporary Protected Status designation “due to the extraordinary and temporary conditions in Venezuela,” a senior Biden administration official said.

Over 5.4 million Venezuelans have fled their country under the regime of Nicolás Maduro, according to the United Nations, among the largest displacement crises in the world.

Read more at our news partner the Miami Herald.