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The president of United States, Donald Trump, He acknowledged to be evaluating the possibility of granting Venezuelans in the US territory Temporary Protected Status (TPS), immigration benefit that would allow them to work and live legally in the country.
"We are evaluating that seriously", Trump said when asked about that possibility. While said his government is involved and see closely the crisis in Venezuela, "It is a horrible thing, awful situation ", the president added.
Temporary Protected Status was created in 1990 and grant permits extraordinary migrants from countries affected by war or natural disasters.
TPS is automatically renewed until the arrival of Donald Trump, which he decided to end some of the permits according to its immigration policy.
The president has canceled the TPS for Haiti, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Honduras.
In the last four years, it is estimated that more than 74 thousand Venezuelans have sought asylum in the United States, where they lived as a 300 thousand people from the South American country. This according to data provided by the United Nations Organization.