The Presidential Commissioner for Foreign Relations, Julio Borges, announced he directed a letter from the Legitimate Government of Venezuela to the Government of Peru, for the migratory measures they have recently adopted which benefit Venezuelan refugees who reside in that country.
“The granting of humanitarian migratory status to asylum seekers in that country, as well as the extension of the Temporary Permanence Permit (CPP) Card for the foreign population, represent important steps in the inclusion and protection of migrants,” Com. Borges said through his official Twitter account.
Below is a full statement:
Bogota, July 15th of 2021
The Presidential Commission for Foreign Relations of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela thanks the Government of Peru for measures that benefit Venezuelan migrants
Hereby, we want to express our gratitude to the Government of Peru for the Ministerial Resolution approved on June 16th, which enables the granting of humanitarian migratory status to asylum seekers in that country. We also take the opportunity to thank the extension of the Temporary Permit of Permanence Card (CPP) for the foreign population that is in an irregular situation. These decisions will undoubtedly help thousands of Venezuelans who are in Peru, thus helping to regularize their immigration status.
Venezuelans are not ordinary migrants, they are refugees, fleeing a terrible humanitarian crisis caused by Nicolás Maduro’s dictatorship. They are victims of forced exile due to social and economic conditions, as well as the repression and persecution of a dictatorial regime that puts the lives of thousands of people at risk. Given this, Venezuelans require protection and safeguard mechanisms that guarantee their human rights.
Furthermore, we welcome the decision of the Government of Peru. We believe that a fraternal, supportive, comprehensive and guarantor of human rights migration policy is what should govern in these times and that is why, from the Venezuelan Foreign Relations Commission, we are promoting the ‘Hermanos’ program (Brothers), an initiative that seeks a comprehensive regularization of all Venezuelan migrants who have been forced to flee from Maduro’s regime. The regularization of migrants contributes to the mitigation of security risks, to the fight against organized mafias that traffic with human needs, to the cultural exchange of peoples, and to economic development.
Jorge Andres Borges Junyent
Presidential Commissioner for Foreign Relations of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela