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US government will sue “all the way to the Supreme Court” to keep humanitarian parole in force

The United States government confirmed on Thursday that it would fight to keep the final judicial cases in force your new parole program For 30,000 citizens of Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua and Venezuela per month followed by 20 North American states will file suit against the migration plan

“We do not agree with the lawsuit. We believe it is within our authority to enforce these procedures and we are prepared to take that claim to the Supreme Court if it were to.” Blas Nuñez-Neto.

“We cannot project the future,” said the senior official this Thursday while participating in a special broadcast through the social networks of the office of James Storey, Washington’s ambassador to Venezuela, on the new humanitarian program.

Núñez-Neto insisted on commenting that, so far, “there is nothing to worry about” with regard to judicial action from those 20 states.

This Wednesday, it was revealed that 20 states controlled by Republican governors filed suit in federal court a day before Texas request suspension from the program Recently announced by the Biden administration.

This type of humanitarian parole would benefit those who have a sponsor who demonstrates they can financially support applicants from Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua and Venezuela.

Plaintiffs filed their petition against the Department of Homeland Security, and specifically against its Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, alleging that United States federal immigration law has been violated and that the executive branch has exceeded its limits.

“strong” demand

The DHS Undersecretary for Border Policy and Immigration clarified several doubts of citizens and journalists during a special broadcast by the U.S. Embassy in Venezuela on new humanitarian permits, where he stressed that agency officials are striving to respond to requests quickly Huh.

“Demand is very strong. There is dedicated staff to process those applications, there is no time limit, but we are processing applications quickly,” he said.

For Venezuelans, we recognize passports that are not valid, with some exceptions.”

Nuñez-Neto said she was confident that each case would receive “an answer in the coming weeks,” even those filed last December. In addition, he noted that 1,700 citizens of Cuba, Nicaragua, Haiti and Venezuela entered the United States from January 6 Within the framework of that humanitarian permit from the Biden administration.

Responding to a question from the audience, the senior US official clarified that no specific quota has been set for citizens of the four countries included in the permit.

“We have no limit for each country. There are 30,000 seats [al mes] 4 countries and we are monitoring the applications to ensure that all countries have the opportunity to participate”, he assured during the 30-minute programme.

Núñez-Neto assured that there is no deadline for completing the application after DHS confirms the sponsor’s viability, although he noted that there is a specific period for entering the United States after travel authorization. According to the details of the US Immigration Service, this period is 90 days.

He also recommended those who are in the United States awaiting a response to their immigrant visa applications not to apply for humanitarian permission because, in his opinion, the first option “has far more significant benefits.”

The official reiterated that it is not necessary for Venezuelans to request humanitarian permission to remain in their country of origin and clarified that in case the beneficiary is a minor, they must travel to the United States accompanied by their parent or legal representative. ,

Anticipating the doubts of a potential applicant for the permit, he stressed that beneficiaries would not be able to leave the United States to travel back to their countries, nor for emergencies. If so, the parole would be without effect. “Once you leave the country, there is no way to re-enter the current process,” the senior official said.

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