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Venezuelans crossing border to the U.S. don’t get voting rights

The White House recently expanded TPS for Venezuelan immigrants, sparking confusion over whether they can vote. This is something we can verify.

September 20, Biden administration announced An extension of a program that allows immigrants fleeing certain countries due to hazardous conditions to temporarily live and work in the United States. The program is called Temporary Protected Status (TPS), and the latest announcement from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) expands eligibility for the program to people from Venezuela.

Before September 20, 242,700 Venezuelans had been granted temporary protected status. According to the recent announcement, an additional 472,000 Venezuelans may be eligible to apply for TPS.

On Jesse Watters’ primetime show on September 21st, Fox News host says If these Venezuelans have a mailing address, they will now receive an electoral ballot, meaning they will be able to vote in the upcoming presidential election.

On X, Post views over 120,000 times There was also discussion about what rights immigrants would have.

“Last night, the United States made 500,000 Venezuelans rich. That’s right! The Biden administration gave citizenship to 500,000 illegal Venezuelan immigrants at the snap of a finger. Now they can work! Now they can vote. Now they Enjoy all the benefits and compliments of your taxes. We are losing our country,” the post read.

Similar statements have been made release arrive Tik Tok.


Can “500,000 Venezuelans” with temporary protected status vote in the presidential election?



This is wrong.

No, Venezuelans with Temporary Protected Status will not be able to vote in the presidential election. TPS does not grant anyone the right to vote.

what we found

People who enter the United States and receive Temporary Protected Status (TPS) can temporarily work and live in the United States without the threat of deportation, but they do not have the right to vote in federal elections. This is because you must be a U.S. citizen to vote in federal elections.

according to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)TPS is an immigration status provided to nationals of specially designated countries facing ongoing armed conflict, environmental disaster, or special and temporary conditions.

TPS is not given to people permanent resident status or U.S. citizenship. Non-U.S. citizens are not eligible to vote in federal elections.

According to the U.S. governmentyou can only vote in a federal election if you meet all of the following conditions:

  • be a U.S. citizen
  • Meet your state’s residency requirements
  • Be 18 or older on or before election day
  • Register to vote by voters in your state Voter registration deadline

Some jurisdictions allow noncitizens to vote in local elections.

Therefore, for Venezuelans or anyone with TPS, the rights included in this status do not include the right to vote in U.S. federal elections.

The TPS program was established by the U.S. Congress in 1990 to provide relief to people whose home countries were insecure. Here is the full list of countries that currently hold the TPS title:

The expansion of eligibility for Venezuelans in the United States is based on “increasing instability and lack of security in Venezuela due to persistent humanitarian, security, political and environmental conditions.” The Department of Homeland Security said on September 20.

In the United States, TPS designations can be for 6, 12, or 18 months at a time. Once the TPS designation expires, if the person is not eligible for other immigration benefits, they are no longer authorized to reside in the United States and may be deported.

The Council on Foreign Relations said that although many TPS recipients are not considered lawful permanent residents or U.S. citizens, they have lived in the United States for more than two decades. This is because TPS designations can be expanded by country.

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