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Announces its director Carlos Suárez

Justice International urges the Senate to approve the Temporary Protection Status for Venezuelans in the US

                                                      September 4, 2019

Luis Rodríguez (Prensa JI) - On the occasion of the pending discussion on the proposed law called "HR 549: Venezuela TPS Act of 2019", Justice International —ONG focused on defending human rights for international communities — delivered a letter petition to the leadership of the United States Senate The document addressed to Republican Mitch McConnell and Democrat Chuck Schumer, requires a bipartisan effort in favor of the approval of Bill HR 549

The letter highlights the necessary conditions required by the United States Immigration Act of 1990 to grant a TPS to nationals of a country: “an ongoing armed conflict such as a civil war, which represents a serious threat to the personal security of the returning citizens; second, an environmental disaster, such as an earthquake, hurricane or epidemic; and third, extraordinary and temporary conditions in the foreign State that prevent its nationals from returning safely to their country of origin. ”

In this regard, Carlos Suárez Giménez, Director of the NGO declared: “The United States government itself has repeatedly recognized the serious humanitarian crisis, the breakdown of the rule of law and the high level of violence and impunity that Venezuela is experiencing in the present ”, affirming that it is urgent to grant the TPS to the Venezuelans.

“The evidence presented in the documentation attached to the petition letter clearly demonstrates the full compliance with the conditions required by law to grant a TPS to Venezuelans living in the United States. For this reason, we urge the leadership of the Senate to bring the full Senate to discussion and immediately approve the proposal of Law HR 549 ”, concluded the director of the NGO

Suárez Giménez said the petition was prepared by the Immigration and Human Rights Division of Justice International, directed by the subject matter specialist Giselle Samuely. The letter was accompanied by several annexes including a petition of the same nature previously sent to President Obama, as well as evidence that updates the evidence previously presented on the humanitarian crisis, violence, the rule of law and human rights in that south american country

Venezuela is going through an unprecedented humanitarian crisis in the Americas. According to the UN, the migration exodus from the Latin American country will exceed 5 million Venezuelans by the end of this year. Venezuela is among the most insecure countries in the world, with a violent death rate that surpasses nations that currently live in armed conflicts. Today, Maduro's regime is investigated in the International Criminal Court (ICC) for alleged crimes against humanity. Under such circumstances, many Venezuelans abroad fear that their lives are in danger when they return to their country of origin, concludes the report presented to the United States Senate Directorate



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Petition sent to the Senate leadership

Justice International urges the US Senate to approve the TPS for Venezuelans

September, 4th, 2019. 

On the occasion of the Senate discussion on the “H.R. 549: Venezuela TPS Act of 2019” Bill, provided the recent approval of such Bill at the House of Representative and its subsequent referral to the Committee on the Judiciary, Justice International delivered a rogatory letter to the leadership of the US senate petitioning to both leaders  to commit to a bipartisan effort in favor of the approval of the H.R. 549 Bill at the US Congress.

Justice International —an NGO working on human rights for international communities— in support of this initiative delivered a series of documents that provide evidence of the fulfilment by Venezuelan currently living in the United States of the requisites demanded by the Immigration Act of 1990 to grant Temporary Protected Status (TPS).

The Immigration Act of 1990 requires one or more of the following reasons for a country to be designated for TPS:  First, An ongoing armed conflict such as a civil war, that poses a serious threat to the personal safety of returning nationals; second, an environmental disaster, such as an earthquake, hurricane, or epidemic; and third, extraordinary and temporary conditions in the foreign State that prevent its nationals from returning to their country of origin  in safety.

Carlos Suarez, director of the NGO stated: “ The  evidence presented  in the attached documentation  prepared by our immigration and human rights division, led by Giselle Samuely,  supports the compliance of the  requirements demanded by law to grant a TPS for Venezuelans living in the United States, for such a reason we exhort the leadership of the US senate to finalize a bipartisan effort in the US Congress’ Senate for the immediate approval of the H.R. 549: Venezuela TPS Act of 2019.

approaching 5 million people in recent years.  Violence in the country has sky-rocket and Venezuela is considered to be among the top most violent countries of the World with violent death exceeding those of countries that currently live under an armed conflict. Maduro's regime is currently investigated in the ICC for several cases that amount to crimes against humanity. Under such circumstances, many Venezuelans abroad  fear that their life will be in danger if they were to return to their own country, the report submitted to the Leadership of the US Senate, concludeVenezuela is currently going through a humanitarian crisis of no precedence in the Americas. The UN reports an exodus s.

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Carlos Suarez (Director)

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Media that disseminated the information:

  1. Caraota Digital: http://www.caraotadigital.net/internacionales/justice-international-pemones-onu/
  2. Correo del Caroní: http://correodelcaroni.com/index.php/ciudad/region/1972-justice-international-alerta-a-naciones-unidas-por-violaciones-de-dd-hh-de-pemones
  3. Crónica uno: http://cronica.uno/justice-international-emitio-una-alerta-sobre-la-situacion-de-los-indigenas-pemones/
  4. El Impulso: https://www.elimpulso.com/2019/05/10/foro-permanente-de-las-cuestiones-indigenas-10may/amp/

Carlos Suárez (Director)

www.justiceinternational.org