The Ambassador of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the United States, Carlos Vecchio, expressed his deep gratitude to Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, as well as to all those who, in a bipartisan manner, are raising their voices for the prompt implementation of a protection mechanism so that Venezuelans in the United States can live and work without fear of being deported.
Today Senator Rubio sent a letter to President Donald Trump urging him to promptly exercise his constitutional authority to grant Deferred Enforcement Departure (DED) to eligible Venezuelans currently in the United States.
In this sense, Ambassador Vecchio tweeted “we thank Senator ‘Marcorubio’ and all those who raise their voices for the protection of Venezuelans in the United States. While we are leaving Maduro’s dictatorship, a mechanism (TPS or DED) is necessary to allow Venezuelans to live and work legally in the US without fear of being deported”.
He added that the “UN-FFM report is conclusive: crimes against humanity are committed in Venezuela. The international community must put an end to so much pain and suffering. In parallel, protect those who have migrated. They are Venezuelans who want to return in a timely manner for the reconstruction of their country”.
Senators Rubio (R-FL) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ), as original co-sponsors of the law to grant TPS to Venezuelans, have repeatedly advocated for a temporary solution for Venezuelans who cannot return to their home country as a result of the criminal dictatorship of Nicolas Maduro.