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TPS for Venezuelans


Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is a temporary immigration benefit that the United States government grants to nationals of certain countries if conditions in the country meet the legal requirements with regarding ongoing armed conflicts, natural disasters or other extraordinary and temporary conditions in the country that temporarily prevent its nationals from returning. On March 8, the government decreed temporary protection status for the citizens of Venezuela, who constitute the 13th largest Latino population living in the United States, with just over 320,000 people. Therefore, if you are Venezuelan, live in the United States, and are in an irregular manner, you will be able to benefit from this form of humanitarian aid.


WHAT BENEFITS GIVES WELCOME TO TPS?

The benefits are fundamentally three: - Guarantee of not being deported. - Possibility of having a work permit. - Possibility of obtaining a driver's license. - Possibility of obtaining travel authorization.


HOW LONG DOES THIS PROTECTIVE STATUS LAST?

The duration is 18 months, from March 8, 2021 to September 9, 2022, although the government can extend the term if the circumstances that gave rise to it continue.


WHAT REQUIREMENTS DO I HAVE TO MEET IN ORDER TO WELCOME TO TPS? - Be permanently living (physical stay) in the United States as of March 8, 2021. - Not having committed a crime or simple crime. - Register, and for that a deadline has been set until September 5, 2021. - Pass a background check and prove that they entered the United States before March 8, the date the order was issued.