Mario Díaz Balart, member of the House of Representatives of the United States, said Sunday that a group of US senators asked President Donald Trump to grant temporary protection status (TPS) to Venezuelan citizens.
“We are talking with the administration to see if there is anything that can be done” through an executive order, said the Republican congressman from Florida in Washington.
In July, an attempt by several congressmen – including Díaz – to pass a bill to give the Venezuelan migratory benefit was rejected in the Republican Senate, after being approved by the House.
The Temporary Protection Status allows migrants from certain countries who are going through disasters, wars or “extraordinary conditions” to reside and work in the US.
The status is reviewed from time to time and is revoked when the government considers it safe for those people to return to their countries.