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Understanding the Latest Immigration Reform News

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How The Biden Administration's Latest Proposal Could Impact You and Your Family

With each election, presidential candidates introduce new policies and promises for a better future to the American public. The latest proposal from the Biden Administration aims to protect families from being separated when an immigrant spouse, lacking proper documentation, seeks to adjust their status within the US.

Law Offices of Eugene Mogilevsky is dedicated to providing compassionate and thorough legal services in immigration law. Our team helps families navigate immigration issues and secure a brighter future. In this blog post, we will examine the latest immigration reform news from The White House and discuss its potential impact on foreign nationals and their families.

Why This Proposal Is Transformational

On June 18th, 2024, the Biden Administration unveiled a groundbreaking initiative allowing noncitizens married to U.S. citizens, along with their children under twenty-one (21), to apply for permanent residence (Green Card) without the need to leave the country.

To be eligible, the noncitizen spouse must have entered the U.S. illegally and resided in the country for at least ten (10) years. This initiative will enable hundreds of thousands of noncitizen spouses and their children to seek permanent residence without having to leave the United States.

Thanks to a provision known as PIP (Parole in Place), individuals can stay in the US while their application is being processed, allowing families to remain together throughout the entire process. Without PIP, applicants would be required to leave the country for a certain period until their application is approved.

This policy extends its benefits to persons who have:

  • Crossed the border (illegally) into the US and were married to a US citizen, prior to June 17th, 2024 (one (1) day before the proposal was announced)
  • Have resided within the country for at least ten (10) years
  • Children of immigrants under the age of twenty-one (21) whose parent is married to a US citizen
  • DACA recipients, including Dreamers

While your application is pending, you could also receive certain other benefits, such as being able to apply for a work permit.

Important Facts to Remember

All applications will be processed through USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) and are subject to federal immigration laws, regular processing times, and officer document reviews. Each application will be individually reviewed, requiring specific qualifications and eligibility criteria.

This program does not automatically make every undocumented individual eligible; disqualifications can include specific criminal history or being deemed a threat to national security. If unsure about eligibility, consult with an immigration attorney to determine admissibility.

It is crucial to keep track of any pending applications with USCIS and to consistently adhere to immigration rules, procedures, and laws. Most importantly, if you are a permanent resident, green card holder, DACA recipient, or hold any legal noncitizen status, you are not permitted to vote in the upcoming presidential election. Voting is exclusively reserved for US citizens, whether natural-born or naturalized.

Consult With an Immigration Attorney for More Information

If you have legal questions about the application, specific qualifications, or eligibility, it is advisable to consult with an immigration attorney to determine if this application is the best option for your situation. Should it be implemented, this will represent the most significant change in immigration policy since the Obama administration introduced the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program, back in 2012.

As with any public statement, it is crucial to remain vigilant and well-informed during this period. This order has not yet been executed and is not currently active. According to the latest updates, if enacted, it is expected to take effect by the end of summer 2024. Please use reliable and credible sources for any future information, as we all closely follow the proposal’s evolution.

Stay alert and visit credible sources for the most up-to-date information:

If you or a loved one need assistance navigating the complexities of immigration procedures under the new proposal, our team is here to help. We are dedicated to providing the support you need.

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Disclaimer: This blog post is intended for educational and informational purposes only and should not be taken as legal advice in any capacity. Reading this blog does not constitute or establish an attorney-client relationship.