The migrants will receive a 10-year protection status after which they can apply for a residence visa. The decision affects about 950,000 undocumented Venezuelans.

Colombia’s president Ivan Duque announced on Monday that the 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.

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