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Biden Extends Immigration Lifeline for Venezuelans in the US (1)

July 11, 2022, 6:18 PM

The Biden administration extended a program that allows Venezuelan migrants to legally stay and work in the US, providing a lifeline to hundreds of thousands who have fled the crisis-wracked country.

The decision gives some 340,000 Venezuelans living in the US access to so-called temporary protected status until March 2024, according to an emailed statement from the Department of Homeland Security on Monday. It was set to expire in September. However, the administration stopped short of opening the program to migrants who have arrived over the past year.

President Joseph Biden initially granted the protections last March, fulfilling a campaign ...