THE Biden administration has reportedly given temporary legal status to over 320,000 Venezuelans who fled the Maduro regime.
Biden granted protected status to the individuals, after the United Nations projected that more than 5million people have fled the country.
An administration official revealed to The Miami Herald on Monday that Biden's administration determined Venezuelans were eligible for the protection.
Individuals will now be protected from being deported under Temporary Protected Status.
The official told The Miami Herald that "extraordinary and temporary conditions in Venezuela" were cited as the reason for granting the protection status.
News of the Biden administration granting protective status for more than 300,000 Venezuelans comes after ex-President Trump slammed Biden for halting construction on the border wall.
He claimed that a "mass incursion" is happening with immigrants coming into the country and claimed "many have criminal records, and many others have and are spreading covid."
"The spiraling tsunami at the border is overwhelming local communities, depleting budgets, crowding hospitals, and taking jobs from legal American workers," Trump added.
When asked about Trump's remarks, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said: "We don’t take our advice or counsel from former President Trump on immigration policy, which was not only in humane but ineffective."
She added: “We’re gonna chart our own path forward, and that includes treating children with humanity and respect and ensuring they're safe when they cross our borders.”
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