Trump's Parting Gift to Venezuelans


President Trump issued many Executive Orders and Memoranda during his presidency.   The last one was issued on 1/19/2021, the eve of his departure from the White House. It was an order stopping the deportation of Venezuela nationals on account of the human rights violations and social-economic crisis in the South American country controlled by Nicolas Maduro.   Trump's last White House Memorandum granted Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for certain Venezuelans who is present in the United States as of January 20, 2021 for 18 months, except the following those: (1)  have voluntarily returned to Venezuela or their country of last habitual residence outside the United States;(2)  have not continuously resided in the United States since January 20, 2021;(3)  are inadmissible due to national security activities; (4)  who have been convicted of any felony or 2 or more misdemeanors committed in the United States, or who have persecuted others; (5)  who were deported, excluded, or removed, prior to January 20, 2021;(6)  who are subject to extradition;(7)  whose presence in the United States the Secretary of Homeland Security has determined is not in the interest of the United States or presents a danger to public safety; or(8)  whose presence in the United States the Secretary of State has reasonable grounds to believe would have potentially serious adverse foreign policy consequences for the United States.The parting gift is certainly good news for Venezuelans.  


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