Bipartisan effort protects Venezuelans feeing Maduro Regime

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In a time of unrest in foreign countries, Senator Marco Rubio is joining an effort for Venezuelans fleeing the Maduro regime to have temporary protected status in the United States.

As the chairman of the U.S. Senate Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights and Global Women’s Issues Subcommittee, Senator Marco Rubio is lending his support to a bipartisan effort led by Democrat lawmaker Bob Menendez who introduced the “Venezuela Temporary Protected Status and Asylum Assistance Act.”

His office noted that “Established by the U.S. Congress through the Immigration Act of 1990, TPS is a temporary, renewable program that provides relief from deportation and access to a work permit for foreign nationals from certain countries who are unable to safely return to their home country due to natural disasters, armed conflicts, or other extraordinary conditions.”