[Ed. – The worst possible course: let up on Maduro and absorb Venezuela’s problems. Nothing against Venezuelans who come here to work hard, but the USA is not a timeshare polity. We want to admit prospective citizens, not be a place that takes in everyone else’s problems as a stopgap so their countries of origin are never forced to solve them. I realize that flies directly in the face of Soros’s concept of transnationalism. It’s intentional.]
The Biden administration said Monday it is offering temporary legal residency to several hundred thousand Venezuelans who fled their country’s economic collapse and will review U.S. 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 320,000 people to apply to legally live and work in the country for 18 months. …
The Trump administration also significantly tightened U.S. economic sanctions on Venezuela, most notably on its crucial oil sector, to try and force President Nicolas Maduro to give up power after an election in 2018 that the United States and other countries believe was fraudulent.
A senior Biden administration official portrayed that as a failed strategy.