https://www.uscis.gov/i-9-central/complete-correct-form-i-9/temporary-protected-status-and-deferred-enforced-departureOn Tuesday, Trump announced he would offer Venezuelan exiles protection from deportation, a move he has considered for years but refused to do until his last full day in office. The little-known Deferred Enforced Departure program (DED) was used to offer temporary legal status to Venezuelans fleeing the humanitarian crisis brought on by Nicolás Maduro’s regime. DED, similar to Temporary Protected Status (TPS), protects recipients from deportation and allows them to get work permits. However, it is granted directly by the president instead of by DHS. Based on Trump’s memo, the U.S. will defer for 18 months the removal of certain Venezuelan nationals present in the U.S. on Jan. 20. It also allows them to work during that period of time.