Venezuelans in the US get temporary protection

Friday, March 12, 2021 - 4:15pm

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Venezuela’s years of economic and political unrest have pushed thousands of people  out of the country. Many have migrated to the US. For years, they've been seeking protections in the form of Temporary Protection Status or TPS, a protection offered to people who can’t safely return to their home countries. This week, the Biden administration granted that designation. The World's Carol Hills talks to Niurka Melendez, who fled Venezuela six years ago and now lives in New York with her son and husband.