DEPORTATION OF VENEZUELANS HALTED FOR 18 MONTHS
On January 19, 2021, A New Executive Order was issued granting Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for Certain Venezuelans.
The order stated that the conditions within Venezuela, presents an ongoing national security threat to the safety and well-being of the Americans and this which warrants the deferral of the removal of Venezuelans Nationals who are present in the United States.
HOW TO QUALIFY FOR DED:
In Order to Qualify for the Deferred Enforced Departure, you:
- Must be a Venezuelan national or a person without nationality whose last place of habitual residence was Venezuela.
- You must be present in the US as of January 20, 2021
- And you do not fall within any of the exceptions outlined within the executive order
WHAT BENEFITS DOES DED OFFER?
Benefits of the Deferred Enforced Departure
- You will not be removed or deported from the U.S. for 18 months and
- You will qualify for employment authorization/work permit
HOW DOES THIS APPLY TO YOU?
This means that if you are a Venezuelan National, or an Alien without nationality who last habitually resided in Venezuela, and you are present in the United states as of January 20, 2021 and you do not fall within any of the exceptions outlined in the executive order, you WILL NOT be removed/deported from the United States for a period of 18 months and you are eligible to apply for employment authorization (Work Permit).
WHAT SHOULD YOU DO NOW?
USCIS has not provided an update as to what the application process for Deferred Enforced Departure will be, however, to be proactive you should schedule a consultation with an Immigration Attorney to learn what your options are.
Call us at 718 489 9559 to schedule a consultation.