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DHS Announces Extension of Temporary Protected Status for Venezuela

Alejandro N. Mayorkas, the secretary of homeland security, has extended Venezuela’s Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for another 18 months.

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas stated ” As one of my first actions as Secretary, I designated Venezuela for TPS,” After careful consideration. In consultation with the Secretary of State, today I am extending that designation. This action is one of many ways the Biden administration is providing humanitarian support to Venezuelans at home and abroad, together with our regional partners. We will continue to work with our international partners to address the challenges of regional migration while ensuring our borders remain secure.”

The TPS extension for Venezuela will be put into from September 10, 2022, through March 10, 2024. Only beneficiaries under the existing designation of Venezuela and who were already inhabited in the United States till March 8, 2021, are eligible to re-register for the status under the 18-month extension. Venezuelans who arrived in the country after March 8, 2021, do not qualify for the status extension. Approximately an estimated 343,000 individuals are eligible for TPS under the existing designation of Venezuela.

It can be pretty ascertained that this action is one of many actions the Biden administration has taken up in order to provide humanitarian support to Venezuelans at home and abroad, together with the regional partners.

It’s important to note that USCIS will carry on processing Venezuelans’ open TPS applications. It is NOT necessary for applicants to resubmit Form I-821 (Application for Temporary Protected Status) or Form I-765 (Application for Employment Authorization), which are currently pending. The applicant will be granted TPS until March 10, 2024, if USCIS approves a pending Form I-821 that was submitted during the original designation of TPS for Venezuela. Similar to this, USCIS will issue a new EAD good until March 10, 2024, when it approves a pending Form I-765 connected to TPS.
The government will soon issue instructions on how to re-register under Venezuela’s TPS designation or obtain job authorization for Venezuelans who already have Form I-821 or Form I-765 approvals.
To assist all qualified Venezuelans in obtaining TPS benefits, Gehi and Associates are here. Send an email to info@gehilaw.com to set up an appointment if you’d want to talk about the TPS extension.