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in Factcheck this by Titan (25.6k points)
More than 470,000 illegal immigrants from Venezuela have just become American citizens.

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by Apprentice (1.9k points)

This is true. From CBS News: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/venezuelan-migrants-thousands-legal-status-work-permits-u-s/

"By redesignating Venezuela's TPS program, the U.S. is rendering the record number of Venezuelans who have reached the U.S. over the past two years eligible for the status. An estimated 472,000 additional Venezuelans are expected to qualify for TPS, which has already allowed about 242,000 migrants from that country to obtain the status, according to DHS figures. Venezuelans who reached the U.S. after the end of July will not qualify for TPS."

"Temporary protected status provides individuals already present in the United States with protection from removal when the conditions in their home country prevent their safe return," Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said in a statement. "That is the situation that Venezuelans who arrived here on or before July 31 of this year find themselves in."

This news source talks about how due to the redesignation of Venezuela's TPS program (Temporary Protected Status)  Venezuelans are being able to become American citizens, which supports the claim.

by Apprentice (1.7k points)
Would you mind elaborating why it is called the "Temporary" Protected Status? Does this mean that in a certain time frame these people will lose their status as citizens? If so wouldn't that make the original claim misleading other than just verbatim true?
by Titan (25.6k points)
Temporary status equals American citizenship? I think the claim might be false given that the migrants are not becoming citizens, but are just considered legal, no?
by Apprentice (1.6k points)
Great use of sources and great explanation and analysis of the source and making the answer credible.

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