DED for Venezuelans

Posted by Audi Flemmings | Jan 01, 2021 | 0 Comments

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:

  1. Must be a Venezuelan national or a person without nationality whose last place of habitual residence was Venezuela.
  2. You must be present in the US as of January 20, 2021
  3. 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.

About the Author

Audi Flemmings

Ms. Flemmings has a personal connection and scrupulous awareness for the plight of Immigrants in America. This intimate relationship and understanding of the U.S. immigration process distinguishes Ms. Flemmings from other Immigration Attorneys. Your story is her story.

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