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Thousands of Venezuelans leave their country in search of better opportunities. Photo: Wikicommons
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Biden's plan for Venezuelan migrants

A humanitarian permit program is being designed for those fleeing poverty, two officials told The New York Times.

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President Joe Biden's latest proposal comes at a time when the number of Venezuelan migrants arriving at the southern border seeking refuge has increased, making them "the second largest nationality apprehended at the U.S. border after Mexicans," reported the AP.

In the month of August alone, 55,333 of the migrants found at the border were from Venezuela, Cuba or Nicaragua, an increase of 175% since last August, according to Department of Homeland Security information published by CNN

To help, a new program is being designed for Venezuelans similar to a humanitarian program already offered to Ukrainians and allows a family member or supporter in the United States to apply on behalf of the refugee and commit to providing financial assistance while they are in the country.

Restrictions to the program include that it would not apply to Venezuelans already in the country, but apply to immigrants seeking the nearest refuge within the country, rather than traveling to the north on foot and crossing the border illegally.

"As someone who left Venezuela due to political persecution and crumbling infrastructure, I am very happy to learn that the Biden administration is extending Temporary Protected Status for my country," political refugee and TPS applicant Andres Zambrano said in a statement received by Daily Kos.

With the new proposal, Biden continues to fulfill one of his campaign promises by initially designating Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) in March 2021.

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