The United States has announced to offer temporary legal residency to several hundred thousand Venezuelans who fled their country due to economic collapse. The White House  announced that the US will also review US sanctions intended to isolate the South American nation.  

Both measures mark a shift from U.S. policy toward Venezuela under President Donald Trump. President Joe Biden’s administration announced it would grant temporary protected status to Venezuelans already in the United States, allowing an estimated three lakhs 20 thousand people to legally live and work in the country for 18 months.

Citizens of 10 countries, totaling about 400,000 people, are in the United States now with temporary protected status. The largest number come from El Salvador, Honduras and Haiti, many with U.S. citizen children and spouses.

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