Colombia to grant temporary residence to 1 million undocumented Venezuelan migrants

Migrants from Venezuela will receive a 10-year period of protected status, after which they can apply for a permanent residence visa.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Colombia's President Ivan Duque announced on Monday, February 9th, that his country would grant temporary protection status to around one million undocumented migrants from Venezuela. About 950,000 undocumented Venezuelans are expected to benefit from the move.

"We've published the decision of our country to create a temporary protected status in Colombia that allows us to normalize these migrants in our country," said Duque.

The president made the announcement after a meeting with Filippo Grandi, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

Migrants will receive a 10-year period of protected status, after which they . . .

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