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Humanitarian Programs for Venezuelans

Posted by Hani Khoury | Oct 26, 2022 | 0 Comments

The United States announced a new procedure on October 12, 2022, that will permit Venezuelan nationals and members of their immediate families to enter the country. With the use of this procedure, Venezuelan citizens who are outside the country and do not possess U.S. entry documents can be evaluated on an individual basis for advance travel authorization and a period of temporary parole lasting up to two years for humanitarian and public benefit reasons. Venezuelan citizens who wish to participate in this process must:

  1. Have a support person in the United States;
  2. Pass an in-depth security investigation;
  3. Meet additional requirements; and
  4. Warrant the use of discretion favorably.

Participants in the procedure are required to have a support person in the United States who agrees to provide financial support for the duration of their temporary stay permit.

For each Venezuelan national or member of their immediate family they desire to support, including children, the support person must submit a Form I-134, Declaration of Economic Support, to USCIS as the first stage in the procedure. In order to ensure that the support person can afford to support the person they have pledged to support, the U.S. government will then look into their financial situation.

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HANI KHOURY is a partner and founding member of the law firm of Awad & Khoury, LLP. He is a graduate of Colgate University and New York Law School. He was admitted to the bars of New Jersey and New York in 1992 and 1993 respectively. Mr. Khoury is always ready to tackle heavily involved cases in ...


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