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POTUS issues 18-month Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for certain Venezuelans

  1. Date Announced

    Jan. 19, 2021

    President Trump issued a presidential memorandum deferring the removal of Venezuelan nationals present in the United States as of January 20, 2021.

    [ID #1307]

    See Biden administration action below.

    View Policy Document
  2. Effective Date of Change

    Jan. 20, 2021
  3. Biden Administration Action

    March 9, 2021

    This Biden administration action modifies the Trump-era policy identified in this entry.

    On March 9, 2021, DHS designated Venezuela for TPS and provided guidance for Venezuelans to apply for work authorization under DED.

    DED and employment authorization for those covered under DED for Venezuela is effective through July 20, 2022.

    Designation of Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status and Implementation of Employment Authorization for Venezuelans Covered by Deferred Enforced Departure

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