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Photo: A migrant family from Venezuela move to Border Patrol transport vehicle after they and other migrants crossed the U.S.-Mexico border and turned themselves in. June 16, 2021. Del Rio, Texas. AP Images/Eric Gray.
On February 17, 2022, the Venezuelan American Caucus, along with a coalition of 50 other organizations, sent a letter to President Biden and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas, urging the administration to extend the designation of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Venezuela to include Venezuelan nationals who have arrived in the United States after March 9, 2021, when the Biden administration designated Venezuela for TPS. The letter cites the dire humanitarian emergency in Venezuela, the increase in Venezuelans seeking protection in the U.S. over the course of 2021, and delays in processing asylum applications as reasons to expand eligibility for the status.
View the full letter and list of signatories here.