The Biden administration has announced that it will grant temporary protected status to hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans already in the United States. This decision comes as a response to pressure from fellow Democrats and aims to address the growing number of migrants in the country.
With this new status, Venezuelans who arrived in the US on or before July 31, 2023, will find it easier and faster to obtain work authorization. This has been a crucial demand from Democratic mayors and governors who are struggling to manage the increasing number of migrants under their care.
The administration also plans to speed up the process of granting work permits for recently arrived individuals who are eligible.
This move by the Biden administration seeks to facilitate the integration and support of Venezuelans in the United States while alleviating some of the challenges faced at the border.