What Immigrants Need to Know About Biden’s New Immigration Plan

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Understanding President Biden’s June 2024 Immigration Executive Order

President Joe Biden has introduced a significant new executive order aimed at providing relief to over half a million undocumented immigrants, focusing on keeping families together and streamlining the immigration process for certain groups. Below are some highlights from Biden’s new immigration plan and what you need to know. 

Key Highlights of Biden’s Immigration Executive Order:

  1. Protection from Deportation:
    • The order shields undocumented immigrants married to U.S. citizens from deportation, offering a pathway to legal status.
    • Approximately 500,000 noncitizen spouses and their 50,000 children could benefit.
  2. Streamlined Residency Application:
    • Eligible spouses can apply for lawful permanent residence without leaving the U.S., avoiding prolonged separation from their families.
    • The process is expedited from a typical five-year wait to six months for an interview after parole is granted​ (U.S. Department of Homeland Security)​​ (The White House)​.
  3. Support for DACA Recipients:
    • DACA recipients can apply for work visas that may lead to permanent residency, ensuring they can continue contributing to the U.S. economy and their communities​ (U.S. Department of Homeland Security)​.
  4. Eligibility Requirements:
    • Continuous residence in the U.S. for at least 10 years as of June 17, 2024.
    • A valid marriage to a U.S. citizen as of June 17, 2024.
    • No disqualifying criminal history and meeting other legal requirements.

Common Questions and Answers Regarding Biden’s New Immigration Initiative:

 

  1. Am I eligible to apply? To be eligible, you must have resided continuously in the U.S. for at least 10 years, be married to a U.S. citizen, and meet all legal requirements. Ensure you do not have a criminal record that could disqualify you​ (U.S. Department of Homeland Security)​​ (The White House)​.
  2. What documents will I need? You will need official marriage certificates, birth certificates, and any documents proving legal status or long-term residence in the U.S.
  3. How should I prepare my application? It is crucial to seek advice from an experienced immigration lawyer at Fayad Law P.C. to ensure your application is correctly prepared and submitted promptly. Avoid relying on non-professional advice, as mistakes could jeopardize your application​ (U.S. Department of Homeland Security)​​ (The White House)​.
  4. What happens if I am not eligible? If you are found ineligible due to a criminal record or other reasons, DHS will refer your case to immigration authorities. It’s important to thoroughly assess your eligibility before applying​ (U.S. Department of Homeland Security)​​ (The White House)​.
  5. What if the executive order is overturned? Applying as soon as possible is vital. If the order is challenged or rescinded, applications submitted before any changes will still be processed under the current guidelines​ (U.S. Department of Homeland Security)​.

Next Steps:

  1. Determine Your Eligibility: Review the requirements and gather the necessary documents.
  2. Consult an Immigration Lawyer at Fayad Law P.C.: Seek advice from a qualified immigration lawyer at Fayad Law P.C. to guide you through the process. Call us at 202-999-5346.
  3. Submit Your Application: Apply as soon as you can to take advantage of this new policy.

Please visit the Department of Homeland Security’s fact sheet and the White House announcement for more information or contact Fayad Law P.C. today at 202-999-5346. 

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