It was announced yesterday that nearly half a million Venezuelans illegally here will get work permits and protection from deportation from Joe Biden.
This announcement comes, of all days, when thousands of Venezuelas are coming across the border illegally into Eagle Pass, Texas.
Here’s more from Fox News:
The Biden administration on Wednesday announced that it will be offering hundreds of thousands of Venezuelan migrants already in the U.S. – including those in the country illegally – work permits and protections from deportations, just as numbers are skyrocketing at the southern border.
Officials announced a move to redesignate Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status, which allows migrants to apply for deportation protections and work permits if they have arrived for a certain date.
The latest extension will see TPS extended for 18 months and applies to nationals who were in the country on or before July 31. Venezuela was last extended, but not re-designated, for TPS in 2022, meaning it was not open to new applicants. This redesignation will open it up to new applicants, and officials told reporters they estimate it will protect around 472,000 foreign nationals.
The designation is typically based on conditions in the designated country and is based on three grounds: armed ongoing conflict, environmental disasters or “extraordinary and temporary conditions.” Officials on Wednesday cited the latter.
However, it comes as the administration has faced fierce pressure from sanctuary jurisdictions like New York City, which have demanded more federal action to help them deal with the migrant crises they are facing – including expedited work permits. New York City has declared itself overwhelmed by the more than 110,000 migrants that have come to its city.
The announcement comes on the same day as Eagle Pass, Texas saw a surge of predominantly Venezuelan single adults surge into the area, overwhelming officials and causing the closure of the main bridge so officials could focus on processing.
So Venezuelans fleeing socialism are getting jobs and protected status while Cubans fleeing communism are getting picked up and sent back to the island. Yeah, that makes sense. Cubans tend to vote Republican while Democrats hope that they can bribe Venezuelans into one day voting for Democrats – you know, once they get amnesty.