US President Joe Biden has granted temporary security status to tens of thousands of Venezuelans in the United States, a senior U.S. official said Monday (March 8). The same source said that this “temporary protection level” (DPS), which protects against eviction and provides the right to work, would affect a total of more than 300,000 Venezuelans.
This decision was the campaign promise of the Democratic candidate who denigrated Donald Trump’s attitude. “Security is not guaranteed if Venezuelans return home”, Said this US official. This special protection only applies to those in the United States on March 8, 2021. “If you come tomorrow, or after that, you will not be able to benefit from it.”, This officer warned.
Although he was fierce against Nicolas Maduro, Donald Trump always refused to extend this position to Venezuela because of his anti-immigration policy. Like Donald Trump before him, Joe Biden considers rival Juan Guido to be Venezuela’s interim president, not recognizing Nicolas Maduro as a legitimate president. For three years, the United States has stepped up diplomatic pressure and sanctions to oust him. Without success.