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Lawyers Helping Venezuelan Immigrants Protect Against Deportation in Oviedo, Clermont, and Orange County

In many cases, immigrants come to the United States due to dangerous conditions in their home countries. Venezuela is one country that has seen significant political unrest in recent years, and economic problems have led to shortages of food and medicine. Because of this, some Venezuelans have left their country to seek refuge in the U.S., and they may fear that if they were forced to return to their home country, they would be at risk of harm. To address this issue, the administration of President Donald Trump took action to provide these immigrants with protection from deportation.

Venezuelan immigrants who wish to remain in the United States will need to be sure they meet all qualifications, and they may also need to apply for authorization to work. The Vasquez Law Firm, PLLC can provide legal help for these immigrants and their families, ensuring that they provide the correct documentation and helping them address any issues that may affect their case. Our attorneys have over 35 combined years of experience, and with our comprehensive knowledge and understanding of immigration laws, we ensure that our clients are fully prepared to address the legal issues that may affect their ability to live in the U.S.

Deferred Enforced Departure for Venezuelan Immigrants

The Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) program allows the president of the United States to provide protections against deportation for immigrants from a specific country. While the DED program will not provide immigrants with legal status to remain in the United States, it will prevent immigration officials from deporting these immigrants for a certain period of time. During this period, immigrants may also apply for authorization to work in the U.S.

On January 20, 2021, President Trump issued a memorandum to defer enforced departure for Venezuelan citizens, as well as anyone else who most recently resided primarily in Venezuela. This order provided protection for 18 months, and the DED period expires on July 20, 2022. Immigrants who were residing in the United States on or after January 20, 2021 can receive protection from deportation if they provide documentation establishing Venezuelan nationality or identity, such as a passport or birth certificate. Those who are eligible for DED can also file an Application for Employment Authorization (Form I-765).

There are some exceptions to DED protections, including for immigrants in the following categories:

  • Those who have not maintained a continuous residence in the U.S. since January 20, 2021.
  • Those who were deported before January 20, 2021.
  • Those who have voluntarily left the United States and returned to Venezuela or the country where they most recently resided.
  • Those who are inadmissible or deportable because they have engaged in terrorist activity or would present a threat to national security.
  • Those who have been convicted of a felony offense or at least two misdemeanors in the U.S.
  • Those who are subject to extradition from the United States.
  • Those who have been deemed a threat to public safety by the Department of Homeland Security.
  • Those whose presence in the U.S. would have serious consequences to the foreign policy of the United States.

Contact Our Sanford Deportation Defense Lawyers

If you or a member of your family are an immigrant from Venezuela, the Vasquez Law Firm, PLLC can help you determine how to avoid deportation. We will help you gather and submit the necessary documentation to ensure that you will be able to live in the United States and receive authorization to work. To learn how we can help you address issues related to immigration law, contact us at 407-955-5000 and schedule a free consultation. We provide representation for Venezuelans and other immigrants in Orange County and throughout Florida, including in Apopka, Leesburg Bay Lake, Winter Garden, Altamonte Springs, Windermere, Saint Cloud, Kissimmee, Winter Park, Tampa, Ocoee, St. Petersburg, Winter Springs, Sanford, Clermont, Lake Mary, Daytona Beach, Lake Buena Vista, Casselberry, and Oviedo.

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