Venezuela TPS act 2019 bill approved in the House Judiciary Committee!
Today the House Judiciary Committee of the House of Representatives approved with 20 votes in favor and only 9 against the H.R. 549 Bill, also know as the Venezuelan TSP act 2019.
This bill addresses the migration of Venezuelan nationals by permitting them to qualify for temporary protected status, which prevents their removal from the United States and allows them to obtain employment and travel authorization.
The bill was originally introduced to the House of Representatives on January 15th of 2019 by representative Darren Soto (D) of Florida, as the first step to becoming law.
Several members of Casa de Venezuela Philadelphia has been actively lobbying to educate house representatives on the realities of the Venezuelan people and the humanitarian crisis that is currently affecting the Venezuelans under the regime of Nicolas Maduro.
This is a great bi-partisan effort of the government of the United States to recognize a vulnerable population that is fleeing the country as a result of a humanitarian crisis.
The next steps are the approval in a full house voting followed by approval in the Senate to finally the signature by the President of the United States is a great day for the Venezuelans as this is a crucial first step forward towards security and protection to those Venezuelans coming to the United States escaping the horrors caused by the Maduro regime.