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Source: Documented
Subject: Civil Rights & Immigration
Type: Media Coverage

Immigrants From Venezuela Have Doubled Since 2021 and They Need Deportation Protection, Letter States

A lot of existing legal providers who are representing asylum seekers in immigration court are at capacity with the existing case loads. TPS will give Venezuelans additional support to stay afloat as they await their asylum cases.

In an interview with Documented, Attorney-in-Charge of Legal Aid Society’s immigration law unit, Deborah Lee, said that Legal Aid, with support from other advocates and organizations, is ramping up pressure on President Biden to re-designate Temporary Protected Status for people from Venezuela to include those who arrived in the U.S. after March 9, 2021.

Over 111,700 Venezuelan immigrants in the U.S. were granted relief with TPS in 2021. Last year, that status was extended for those who qualified (as being in the U.S. as of March 9, 2021) and will expire on March 10, 2024.