How does the temporary safety law work that benefits more than 300,000 Venezuelans in the US
President Joe Biden fulfilled his election promise and this Monday gave a decree to Venezuelans that is a temporary security law (TPS) for 18 months in the United States., Which would allow more than 300,000 of them to leave immigration limits and be able to live and work legally in the country.
The measure officially came into effect on Tuesday, when it was published in the Federal Register, the government’s official gazette in which laws, rules and public notices were circulated.
And as of its publication, Venezuelans who have benefited from this program will have 180 days.
Below, all the necessary information about the TPS that benefits the thousands of Venezuelans who fled their country as a result of the Chavista dictatorship.
What is TPS?
TPS indicates temporary protected status, or Spanish temporary protection status. The migration program was created in 1990, and with it the United States grants extraordinary permits to migrants from nations affected by armed conflicts, natural disasters, epidemics, or other conditions that do not make the return of citizens to their countries of origin safe.. As stated by Alejandro Mayorkas, Secretary of the United States Department of National Security: “The current state of living in Venezuela reveals a country in disorder, unable to protect its citizens.”
Only people from Venezuela who are already in the US until 8 March 2021 will be able to benefit.
How does the process work?
On 9 March, the registration period opened, which closes on 5 September 2021. Person must apply for TPS. Costs range from $ 50 for children under 14 to $ 545 for those who apply for a work permit.. Security has been extended until 9 September 2022.
What are the benefits of TPS?
If approved, The person cannot be removed or deported from the United States and obtains employment authorization for a specified period of time. Each family member must be eligible and apply independently to receive TPS benefits. It also allows travel authority where it is needed. Once granted, the beneficiary can apply for a social security number.
How is DPS different from TPS?
Deferred Implicit Departure (DED) is a deportation ban issued by executive order on January 19, 2019. And the employment authority is only valid till July 20, 2022, which is less than the TPS. Furthermore, DED is a presidential order and instead, TPS has a broad legal basis that is protected by law and extends the rights of the beneficiary.
What documents does the applicant require?
Documents proving identity and nationality (birth certificate, passport copy, driving license or state identity card, etc.)
Evidence of continued presence in the United States as of established date. (Tax records, leases, bank statements, insurance policies, bills, medical records, school records etc.)
Documents that prove that you have not been arrested, charged or convicted of a crime.
Previous immigration application documents, notices, records, and documents submitted or received by any US government agency.
Four passport size photographs on a white background.
Official information about TPS
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