Juan Guaidó

Trump wants increased protections for Venezuelans fleeing to U.S.

President Donald Trump
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President Trump said he's looking to extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to the thousands of Venezuelans who have fled to the U.S. as a result of the violent unrest in their home country, reports AP.

The big picture: A core component of Trump's presidency has been his tough stance on immigration from Latin American countries. However, he is taking a different approach to Venezuelans seeking to migrate to the U.S. — likely because his administration opposes Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro.

Venezuela's Guaidó seeks talks with U.S. military in bid to oust Maduro

 Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó in Caracas, Venezuela.
Venezuelan National Assembly President Juan Guaidó. Photo: Eva Marie Uzcategui/Getty Images

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó told a rally Saturday he’s instructed his political envoy in Washington, D.C., to immediately contact the U.S. military to discuss possible military coordination to press President Nicolás Maduro to resign, AP reports.

Why it matters: It's one of National Assembly President Guaidó's strongest public pleas yet for the U.S. to help him oust Maduro. It comes days after state police arrested the assembly's vice president, Edgar Zambrano. Guaidó said last week he would "consider" U.S. military help if offered by national security adviser John Bolton.