Donald Trump signed, before leaving the White House, a memorandum postponing for 18 months the deportation of Venezuelans who are in the U.S.
the Republican president granted for that period the benefit of deferred forced departure (DED in English) to those affected by “the deteriorating situation inside Venezuela” caused according to Trump by the Government of Nicolás Maduro.
this postponement also empowers Venezuelans to have a job and be able to obtain travel permits. While the non-deportation permit for Venezuelans lasts.
the order could benefit up to 200,000 Venezuelans living under threat of arrest and deportation, according to estimates by the Congressional Budget Office in 2019.
during the election campaign, Biden pledged to grant so-called Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to Venezuelans affected by “the humanitarian crisis provoked by the Maduro regime.”
this benefit was created in the 1990s to allow legal residence for foreigners who, due to natural disasters or political instability, could not safely return to their country.
some Venezuelans, including those who have committed a felony, are exempt from the order signed by Trump hours before leaving office as president of the United States.