On Monday, July 11, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security announced that they were extending the designation of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for the country of Venezuela for 18 months. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas stated, “After careful consideration, and in consultation with the Secretary of State, today I am extending that designation. This action is one of many ways the Biden administration is providing humanitarian support to Venezuelans at home and abroad, together with our regional partners. We will continue to work with our international partners to address the challenges of regional migration while ensuring our borders remain secure.”
For further details please review the USCIS News Release, “DHS Announces Extension of Temporary Protected Status for Venezuela“.
The Secretary of Homeland Security may designate a foreign country for TPS due to conditions in the country that temporarily prevent the country’s nationals from returning safely, or in certain circumstances, where the country is unable to handle the return of its nationals adequately. USCIS may grant TPS to eligible nationals of certain countries (or parts of countries), who are already in the United States. Eligible individuals without nationality who last resided in the designated country may also be granted TPS.
Source of Information:
USCIS (USCIS.gov), 7/11/22, News Release:
USCIS (USCIS.gov), 7/11/22, Web Page: