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Venezuela TPS FR Notices (Sept. 8, 2022)
Posted on 8 Sep 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Employment Authorization for Venezuelan F–1 Nonimmigrant Students Experiencing Severe Economic Hardship as a Direct Result of the Humanitarian Crisis in Venezuela Extension of the Designation of Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status Read More

DHS Announces Re-Registration Process for Current Venezuela Temporary Protected Status Beneficiaries
Posted on 7 Sep 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Sept. 7, 2022 "The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) posted for public inspection a Federal Register notice describing how beneficiaries under Venezuela’s existing TPS designation can re-register to retain TPS and renew their Employment... Read More

DHS Announces Extension of TPS for Venezuela
Posted on 11 Jul 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Stakeholder email, July 11, 2022 - " Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas is extending the designation of Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months. “As one of my first actions as Secretary, I designated... Read More

DHS Eases Work Rules for Some Syrian, Venezuelan F-1 Students
Posted on 21 Apr 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 04/22/2021 - "This notice announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) has suspended certain regulatory requirements for F-1 nonimmigrant students whose country... Read More

Designation of Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status and Implementation of Employment Authorization for Venezuelans Covered by Deferred Enforced Departure
Posted on 9 Mar 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 44 / Tuesday, March 9, 2021 "Through this notice, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) is designating Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status (TPS... Read More

DHS Designates TPS for Certain Venezuelans for 18 Months
Posted on 8 Mar 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, Mar. 8, 2021 "Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas is designating Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months, until September 2022. This new designation of TPS for Venezuela enables Venezuelan nationals (and... Read More

White House Grants DED to Certain Venezuelans
Posted on 20 Jan 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

White House, Jan. 19, 2021 - Memorandum on Deferred Enforced Departure for Certain Venezuelans "... I hereby direct you to take appropriate measures to defer for 18 months the removal of any national of Venezuela, or alien without nationality who... Read More

He Won, But Was Deported Anyway
Posted on 10 Jan 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Joel Rose, NPR, Jan. 9, 2020 "The judge granted Jesus withholding of removal, a form of protection from deportation. In other words, he won — something that very few migrants at the border can say these days. Jesus thought he might finally... Read More

Executive Order Blocks Entry for Some Venezuelans
Posted on 8 Aug 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 152 / Wednesday, August 7, 2019 "... The unrestricted immigrant and nonimmigrant entry into the United States of aliens determined to meet one or more of the criteria in section 1(b) of this order would be detrimental... Read More

DHS Suspends Flights Between US, Venezuela
Posted on 16 May 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DHS, May 15, 2019 "Under 49 U.S.C. § 44907 Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan determined that conditions in Venezuela threaten the safety and security of passengers, aircraft, and crew, requiring an immediate suspension... Read More

Tags: venezuela

Venezuelan Military Deserter Faces Deportation back to Government U.S. Calls Dictatorship
Posted on 15 Aug 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Franco Ordonez, Miami Herald, Aug. 10, 2018 - "A Venezuelan military officer who deserted his country’s army to seek asylum in the United States faces deportation next week, back to the government the U.S. claims is a dictatorship that must... Read More

Tags: venezuela

Executive Order Suspends Entry of Certain Venezuelans
Posted on 11 Mar 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Executive Order 13692 of March 8, 2015 - Blocking Property and Suspending Entry of Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Venezuela "By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of... Read More

No New B Visas at Caracas (May 18, 2016)
Posted on 19 May 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Official U.S. Embassy Website - "IMPORTANT NEW INFORMATION FOR ALL NONIMMIGRANT VISA APPLICANTS IN VENEZUELA - As of May 18, 2016, the U.S. Embassy in Caracas is no longer able to provide new appointments for first-time business or tourist (B-1/B... Read More

News Excerpts From the Aug. 15, 2014, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 4 Aug 2014 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

New USCIS Director Testifies Before Congress | On July 29, Leon Rodriguez, the new director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, testified at an oversight hearing before the House Judiciary Committee. Rodriguez became USCIS director on July... Read More

Initial Asylum-Related FOIA Victory in D.C.: Mezerhane de Schnapp v. USCIS
Posted on 24 Jul 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Sandra Grossman and Rachel Zoghlin write: "On July 18, 2014, U.S. District Court Judge John D. Bates ordered USCIS to produce to the Court unredacted copies of all disputed documents remaining at issue in long-pending asylum-related litigation under... Read More