July 16, 2022 | By Colin O. Jarrett |
Hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans who fled their country’s humanitarian crisis and are in the United States under temporary legal protection, will be allowed to remain for another 18 months.
This was announced by the Biden administration on Monday.
But advocates expressed disappointment that the government has left another 250,000 Venezuelans who made it to the US at risk of being sent back.
An estimated 343,000 Venezuelans already in the US were given Temporary Protected Status, TPS in March last year, allowing them the chance to legally live and work in the country.
For 18 months only, they will be eligible for the extension that will run until March 10, 2024.