Miami, May 9, 2015
Press release issued by ORVEX
Miami, Florida.- On Thursday, April 30th, 2015, the Organization of Venezuelans in Exile,
ORVEX issued a new urgent letter to the President of the United States, Barack Obama,
requesting to stop deportations of Venezuelans due to worsening human rights conditions in
ORVEX continues its tireless effort to ask for the activation of a "DED" - Deferred Enforced
Departure, a measure only given by the President of the United States via an Executive Order,
which would allow Venezuelans without status to get an Employment Authorization Document.
In its letter, ORVEX informs Barack Obama that in 2008, the then President George W. Bush
issued a response to ORVEX in a letter that is being attached to the same. At that time, ORVEX
collected 30,000 signatures throughout America, which were sent to the White House through
the office of then-Congressman Lincoln Diaz-Balart.
Right now, human rights conditions in Venezuela have dramatically worsen; even, Venezuelans
who travel to the U.S. for more than 30 days and return, are being subjected to long
interrogations because they are suspected of having been stealthily trained by CIA and the U.S.
Department of State to overthrow the Venezuelan government and to even murder the head of
ORVEX concludes its letter appealing to the good heart of Barack Obama so that he continues
helping the world to live in peace and democracy, and to somehow contribute to relieve the
grave humanitarian crisis that is being experienced by thousands of our compatriots
Venezuelans who are living in exile in the U.S.
The letter that ORVEX sent to OBAMA can be read HERE.
ORVEX sents a new urgent letter to
Obama requesting to stop deportations
of Venezuelans in the U.S.
Due to worsening human rights conditions in Venezuela
ORVEX presents a brief sumary about the DED petition to stop deportations of Venezuelans
which it has been requsting since 2005, when George W. Bush was in office, and the response
given to ORVEX by the former president in November of 2008.