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

  1. Original Date Announced

    January 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]

    Memorandum on deferred enforcement departure for certain Venezuelans
  2. Effective Date

    January 20, 2021
  4. Biden Administration Action: Modified

    March 9, 2021

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

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

    On March 9, 2021, DHS designated Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status (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.

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  5. Biden Administration Action: Modified

    July 11, 2022

    07.11.22 - DHS Announces Extension of Temporary Protected Status for Venezuela

    Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas extended the designation of Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months, effective from September 10, 2022, through March 10, 2024. Only beneficiaries under Venezuela’s existing designation who were already residing in the United States as of March 8, 2021 will be eligible to renew registration for TPS under this extension.

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Current Status

Fully in Effect
March 9, 2021
Acted on by Biden Administration
July 11, 2022
Acted on by Biden Administration

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Trump Administration Action: Presidential Orders
Subject Matter: TPS Humanitarian
Agencies Affected: DHS

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