What You Need to Know About the US Citizenship Act of 2021

On President Joseph R. Biden’s first day in office, he issued a slew of executive orders, many of which sought to undo many of former President Trump’s policies. Among those executive orders is one that introduces the US Citizenship Act of 2021. This is a momentous executive order, for if it is passed by Congress, it will have a drastic effect on immigration law here in the United States. If you are an immigrant or a potential immigrant in the US, you must continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable Wisconsin immigration attorneys to learn more about the executive order and how it may affect you. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What is the US Citizenship Act of 2021?

The Act provides a wide array of opportunities to prospective immigrants here in the United States. First, and perhaps most notable, the Act will provide a pathway to citizenship for DACA recipients. The Act will also provide a pathway to citizenship for essential workers and TPS holders. That being said, each of these parties must first prove that they qualify for citizenship, and they must prove that they were in the United States on or before January 1, 2021. These immigrants will first apply for green card lawful permanent resident status or legal status for five years. Next, they must apply for permanent green card status after three years. They will then have to pass background checks and pay taxes. Finally, the Act will attempt to solve causes of illegal migration and provide relief to family and employment immigrant visa backlogs.

What will the US Citizenship Act of 2021 do for employment-based immigration?

As noted, the Act will work to address employment immigrant backlogs, as well as exempt graduates of colleges and universities with advanced STEM degrees from immigrant visa caps, and do away with per-country immigration caps. Unfortunately, certain immigrant workers, such as those seeking non-immigrant employment-based visas, like the H-2B and H-1B visas, are not addressed in this Act, however, they will most likely be addressed in further deliberations under President Joseph R. Biden. For any further questions regarding the US Citizenship Act of 2021 or any other immigration concerns, speak with our firm today. We are here to assist you through every step of the legal process ahead, and we will be sure to keep you informed as more information comes to the surface.

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John Sesini is an experienced immigration attorney with offices in Green Bay and Milwaukee Wisconsin. Our firm understands what is at stake when it comes to immigration law matters, which is why If you have any questions, you should not hesitate to contact the Sesini Law Group, S.C., and schedule your initial consultation with our firm today.

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