Based on Trump’s memo, the US will postpone 18 months to remove some Venezuelan citizens present in the US on 20 January. It also allows those Venezuelans to work during that period.
Last year, the State Department had Considered using DED Negotiations stalled resistance to protect Venezuela, but including relief for exile in Trump’s Venezuelan strategy. The strategy of the outgoing president was centered around sanctions to put maximum pressure on the Maduro regime.
The move to use DAD instead of TPS has long caused concern from some Republicans that TPS would eventually become a path to permanent residency in the United States. The deferred applicable departure is specified by the chairman and gives the chief executive the ability to terminate it without many procedural hurdles.
Venezuela hopes to offer a DED that will allow approximately 200,000 Venezuelan citizens in the US to be saved from deportation – according to estimates by the Congressional Budget Office’s TPS that its likely number would be under the TPS.
Florida Republicans like Rep. Mario Diaz-Ballart have long urged the Trump administration to grant temporary legal status to Venezuelans in the South American country. It was also sold for a long time with the Venezuelan community of South Florida as a way to build more good.
Despite not offering TPS for Venezuelans, Trump – with his campaign’s anti-social message – won in Doral, home to the largest Venezuelan community in the United States, posting significant gains since 2016.
Those close to Trump’s last-minute decision said White House advisors Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner were involved in pushing it forward. The decision – which comes 16 hours before Trump’s presidential term ends – will likely come as welcome news in South Florida, where he, his daughter and son-in-law will soon reside.
Sen. Marco Rubio, who was heavily involved in Trump’s Latin America policy, indicated on Sunday that an announcement could be made soon.
Rubio (R-Fla) said that I hope that as I suggested a year ago and again three months ago, the President will provide a Differently Implemented Departure (DED) to eligible citizens of Venezuela currently residing in the US . Wrote on twitter.
President-Elect Joe Biden has previously promised temporary protected status to Venezuela. In 2019, the Democratic-led House passed a bipartisan bill to grant TPS to Venezuelans. Despite Rubio’s support, the legislation was placed in the GOP-controlled Senate.