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NEWS | March 11, 2021

Colombia is letting hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans stay. What can other countries learn?

By Jose J. Padilla, Erika Frydenlund and Katherine Palacio

On Monday, the Biden administration granted 300,000 Venezuelan migrants in the United States the possibility of temporary protected status. Last month, Colombia announced a similar move affecting upward of 1 million who have fled Venezuela’s collapse to find work, education, health care and safety in Colombia. The Estatuto Temporal de Protección para Migrantes Venezolanos (ETPV) will provide migrants access to formal employment, hospitals, schools and vaccine programs.

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