President Joseph Biden is forecasted to invoke his executive authority during his first day in office to start reversing Immigration Policies from the last four years under the Trump administration. This is a welcome change for intending immigrants whose lives have been laying in the balance due to Trump-era anti-immigrant policies.
Reportedly, one memo will order both the Departments of Justice (DOJ) and Homeland Security (DHS) to re-institute DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). Another memo is slated to extend work permits and deportation protections for eligible individuals. Yet another goal is to grant immediate green cards to immigrants protected from deportation under Temporary Protected Status (TPS). He has also pledged to dramatically increase the number of refugees the United States accepts every year.
Perhaps most notable and consequential is a discussion that Biden will try to pass legislation enabling millions of undocumented individuals to obtain a pathway to citizenship. This has been a long-elusive goal of the prior Obama administrations which sought unsuccessfully to finally cure a broken immigration system and legalize the status of many intending immigrants living within our borders.
At the Shulman Law Group, we applaud the goals, intentions, and directives of President Biden. We urge our clients and interested parties to visit our website for up-to-date information on whether Biden successfully executes his inauguration day pro-immigration objectives. We invite individuals concerned about their legal status to schedule an appointment to discuss their options in light of this new administration’s change in immigration perspectives and policies.