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Committee on the JudiciaryImmigration and CitizenshipIntroducedJanuary 15th, 2019
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Venezuelans are fleeing their country in record numbers due to political unrest and economic deterioration. Those who come to the U.S. should be eligible for Temporary Protected Status (TPS), in recognition of the circumstances that have forced them out of their country. Granting Venezuelans TPS will also ensure that they can legally stay and work in the U.S., allowing them to build new lives here.
Most Venezuelans leaving their country aren’t coming to the U.S., and are instead going to neighboring countries in South America. Thus, it’d be better to focus efforts on helping Venezeula’s neighboring countries address the needs of the Venezuelans arriving in their borders. Additionally, most Venezuelans coming to the U.S. are coming as political asylees or via other legal federal immigration channels.