What Is the Newest Action to Keep Immigrant Families Together?

Recently, the Biden-Harris Administration announced an executive action set to bar migrants, who cross over the southern border unlawfully, from receiving asylum in our country. This was to secure our country’s southern border. However, at the same time, the Administration understands how it is equally important to keep mixed-status families living in the United States together. So, on June 18, 2024, President Joe Biden announced a new action to better protect these American families. Read on to discover more about the newest action to keep immigrant families together and how a seasoned family immigration lawyer in Milwaukee, WI, at Sesini Law Group, S.C., can help you better understand what this means for you and your family.

What is the Biden-Harris Administration’s newest action to keep immigrant families together?

In simple terms, the Biden-Harris Administration’s newest action holds that the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) must begin taking initiatives to ensure that United States citizens with noncitizen spouses and children can stay together.

Specifically, this may be accomplished by helping facilitate the lawful permanent residence application process for noncitizen spouses and children. Of note, this is a status that noncitizen spouses and children may already be eligible for; but now, they may not be expected to leave the country during the application process. Further, eligible noncitizen spouses and children must have resided in the United States for 10 or more years, as of June 17, 2024. This is in addition to satisfying all other applicable legal requirements.

What does this newest action do to help college graduates and “Dreamers”?

The Biden-Harris Administration hopes that giving noncitizen spouses and children lawful permanent resident status may also have the bonus of strengthening the county’s economy. Well, the second part of this newest action, to ease the visa process for United States college graduates and “Dreamers,” shares a similar goal.

That is, the Administration simultaneously announced that individuals who have earned a degree at an accredited United States institution of higher education in the United States, and who have received an employment offer from a United States employer in a related field, may receive a work visa at an expedited pace. That is, by helping facilitate the work authorization application process.

Importantly, these individuals may also include Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients and other Dreamers. Again, the hope is that these individuals may use the skills and expertise, which they received in our country in the first place, to then benefit our country.

This is all to say that now is a better time than ever to apply for lawful permanent residence or work authorization. In conclusion, there is no need to second-guess your decision to retain the services of a competent family immigration lawyer in Milwaukee, WI. This is because we guarantee that someone at Sesini Law Group, S.C. will know how to guide you through every step of the way.

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