Juan Guaidó’s ambassador to the United States, Carlos Vecchio, affirmed that the approval of the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Venezuelans could be announced in the coming weeks.
“I am confident that in the coming weeks we will be able to have a TPS for Venezuelans in the United States. President (Joe) Biden committed to that measure, which we have been pushing since 2019 when we began our tenure. We have worked with the Biden administration on the need for TPS, which is urgent and necessary both due to the pandemic and the complex economic conditions that make Venezuelans need not only to be legal, but also to obtain a work permit, ”Vecchio explained in a note from press published on its website.
The diplomat assured that the TPS could benefit just over 200 Venezuelans who are detained for immigration reasons in the United States. Also to those who provisionally have a legal status that could lose validity. « Everyone would benefit from this measure. »
He stressed that the US vision for Venezuela encompasses the defense of democracy and the protection of Venezuelans against corruption, threats, and human rights violations by the regime. He assured that the proposals of the interim government of Juan Guaidó are in tune with the bipartisan vision of the current administration, as well as the Congress and the Senate.
“Looking at the main issues raised by President Biden, the dimension of the crisis in our country is evident. If you see it from the migrants, Venezuela has the worst migration on this continent. If you look at them from a human rights point of view, Maduro is being accused of committing crimes against humanity. When you link it to climate change, we see the disaster that exists in the Mining Arc in our Amazon ”, said Vecchio.