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Schumer Statement On Biden Administration Granting Temporary Protected Status To Venezuelans

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) released the following statement today after the Biden Administration announced that Venezuelan refugees will be granted temporary protected status:  

“The Biden administration’s announcement to designate Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status demonstrates the commitment our nation has to support the protection of Venezuelans fleeing a corrupt regime.

“Under Nicolás Maduro’s regime, Venezuela constitutes the single biggest humanitarian crisis in our hemisphere today. Maduro’s effort to block the delivery of desperately needed food and medicine is despicable and should be broadly condemned by leaders across the globe.

“The plight of the people of Venezuela is a challenge to the conscience of the world and I commend Secretary Mayorkas and President Biden for working to combat the humanitarian disaster in the region.