Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Democrats Hate the Working Class. Biden's Work Permits for Venezuelans Is the Latest Proof; DHS to Offer Work Permits, Deportation Protection to Over 470,000 Venezuelans Amid New Border Surge

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< Democrats Hate the Working Class. Biden's Work Permits for Venezuelans Is the Latest Proof | Opinion:
In late August, the CEOs of many New York City based companies including Pfizer, BlackRock, and Citigroup signed an open letter to President Biden urging him to expedite work permits for those who have entered the country illegally as a way of dealing with the crisis at the southern border. "We write to support the request made by New York Governor Hochul for federal funding for educational, housing, security, and health care services to offset the costs that local and state governments are incurring with limited federal aid," wrote the CEOs. "There is a compelling need for expedited processing of asylum applications and work permits for those who meet federal eligibility standards."
Well, what the CEOs of America's leading corporations want, they get. Yesterday, the Biden administration extended a program that would allow as many as 500,000 Venezuelan Nationals who arrived in the U.S. prior to July 31, 2023, to apply for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Employment Authorization Documents (EADs).
This is a clear abuse of TPS, which is meant for migrants who are unable to safely return home. The federal government may designate a country for TPS if there's an armed conflict or a natural disaster—think civil war or an earthquake. Is there a civil war or the threat of one going on in Venezuela? Are there any natural disasters present other than those being inflicted by the current regime on its people?
Of course not, and Biden's decision will certainly encourage many more migrants to begin to make the journey.
There is a misconception that TPS grants only the privilege of living and working in the U.S. for a finite amount of time. Truth be told, TPS beneficiaries may be eligible for Medicaid, Family Health Plus, or Child Health Plus. So, America's CEOs are getting an ever-expanding workforce desperate to work at any wage, and the cost of paying them less than what they can live on is getting passed onto tax paying citizens. --->READ MORE HERE
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DHS to offer work permits, deportation protection to over 470,000 Venezuelans amid new border surge:
The Biden administration on Wednesday announced that it will be offering hundreds of thousands of Venezuelan migrants already in the U.S. – including those in the country illegally – work permits and protections from deportations, just as numbers are skyrocketing at the southern border.
Officials announced a move to redesignate Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status, which allows migrants to apply for deportation protections and work permits if they have arrived for a certain date.
The latest extension will see TPS extended for 18 months and applies to nationals who were in the country on or before July 31. Venezuela was last extended, but not re-designated, for TPS in 2022, meaning it was not open to new applicants. This redesignation will open it up to new applicants, and officials told reporters they estimate it will protect around 472,000 foreign nationals.
The designation is typically based on conditions in the designated country and is based on three grounds: armed ongoing conflict, environmental disasters or "extraordinary and temporary conditions." Officials on Wednesday cited the latter.
However, it comes as the administration has faced fierce pressure from sanctuary jurisdictions like New York City, which have demanded more federal action to help them deal with the migrant crises they are facing – including expedited work permits. New York City has declared itself overwhelmed by the more than 110,000 migrants that have come to its city.
The announcement comes on the same day as Eagle Pass, Texas saw a surge of predominantly Venezuelan single adults surge into the area, overwhelming officials and causing the closure of the main bridge so officials could focus on processing. --->READ MORE HERE
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