Biden Administration’s New Policies: Relief for Families of U.S. Citizens

On June 18, the Biden administration unveiled significant changes to immigration policies, potentially benefiting up to 550,000 spouses and children of U.S. citizens. These changes aim to provide a more straightforward path to legal status for many undocumented immigrants who have been in the country for years.

Key Updates

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Streamlining the Nonimmigrant Visa Process for U.S. College Graduates

The Biden-Harris Administration recently announced new measures to streamline the process of obtaining employment-based nonimmigrant visas for graduates from U.S. colleges who have secured job offers. This initiative is designed to expedite the issuance of nonimmigrant work visas for eligible individuals.

Key Highlights of the Initiative
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US and Canadian Immigration and Nationality Lawyers at NPZ Law Group -VISASERVE – Applaud the Biden Administration For Expanding Immigration Protections for Family Unity Beneficiaries and Dreamers. 

Yesterday, on June 18, 2024, the Biden-Harris Administration announced a suite of affirmative relief policies to protect long-term residents, including Dreamers, amidst legal challenges to DACA and Congressional stalemate. These actions support eligible DACA recipients and other Dreamers, provide guidance on waiver programs to ease access to employment-based visas, and offer protections...

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New DHS Process Offers Pathway to Permanent Residency for Certain Noncitizen Spouses of U.S. Citizens

On June 18, 2024, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a new initiative aimed at providing a pathway to lawful permanent residency for certain noncitizen spouses of U.S. citizens. This process is designed to consider, on a case-by-case basis, requests from individuals who meet specific criteria, offering hope to many long-term...

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Biden Announces Immigration Protections for Up to 550,000 Spouses and Children of US Citizens

On June 18, the Biden administration announced two major new policies which may help provide streamlined paths to legal status for certain long-time undocumented immigrants. The first policy will allow undocumented spouses of U.S. citizens who have been in the country to apply for “parole in place,” a protection against...

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How Biden’s AI Executive Order Can Revolutionize Employment-Based Immigration

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President Biden's recent executive order on artificial intelligence has the potential to revolutionize employment-based immigration in the United States. The order aims to modernize the Schedule A list, which is critical to fill labor shortages in high-demand fields and attract global talent to the country's crucial sectors.

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Trump’s latest expanded travel ban includes North Korea and Venezuela


On December 4, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court issued two orders staying lower courts’ (Maryland & Hawaii) preliminary injunctions of President Trump’s September 24, 2017 presidential proclamation/travel ban. Accordingly, President Trump’s most recent travel ban will go into effect while the appeals are pending. The Supreme Court encouraged the appeals courts to...
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Things to Keep in Mind When Talking with Immigrant Families

President Trump recently made the shocking pronouncement that he intends to end birthright citizenship.  Trump declared to news media sources that he wishes to advance his agenda to end birthright citizenship through an executive order.  Trump urged that the U.S. is the only country where a person can enter illegally and have a baby,...
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