WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Rick Scott made the following statement regarding Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Venezuelans fleeing Nicolás Maduro’s oppressive regime.

Senator Rick Scott said, “We need to find a solution now to allow TPS for Venezuelans. Maduro is killing his citizens. It’s a genocide. Every passing day, the situation on the ground grows worse. I’m disappointed that the Administration has so far declined to approve TPS for Venezuelans, though I do understand their concerns about approving TPS without reforming the program. The courts have basically made a temporary program permanent, which is not sustainable. We need to protect the vulnerable Venezuelan population while making sure human rights violators are clearly identified as ineligible. I’m working with my colleagues on legislative solutions to this problem and am committed to working across the aisle to resolve any concerns.”