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New Immigration Actions Announced by President Biden

New Immigration Actions Announced by President Biden

As an immigration lawyer dedicated to helping families and individuals navigate the complexities of U.S. immigration law, I would like to provide a clearer understanding of today’s announcements made by the White House, regarding the new immigration laws and policies. These changes are crucial for many families and individuals who have been waiting for comprehensive immigration reform.

President Biden’s Commitment to Immigration Reform

Since taking office, President Biden has emphasized the importance of securing our borders and addressing the flaws in our immigration system. Despite facing opposition in Congress, particularly from those prioritizing partisan politics over national security, the President has taken significant steps to strengthen border security and create fair immigration policies. Some of these actions include:

  1. Executive Actions to Limit Unlawful Asylum Claims: When the number of encounters at the Southern border is high, executive actions have been implemented to prevent migrants who cross the border unlawfully from receiving asylum.
  2. Increased Border Security: There has been a deployment of a record number of law enforcement personnel, along with advanced infrastructure and technology, to the Southern border.
  3. Fentanyl Seizures: Record amounts of fentanyl have been seized at ports of entry, aiming to combat the smuggling of dangerous substances.
  4. Visa Revocations: The visas of CEOs and government officials who benefit from unlawful migration have been revoked.
  5. Dismantling Smuggling Networks: Efforts have been expanded to dismantle human smuggling networks and prosecute individuals who violate immigration laws.

Family Unity and Economic Strength

One of the core principles of President Biden’s immigration reform is keeping families together. The recent announcement by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) introduces new measures to ensure U.S. citizens with noncitizen spouses and children can remain united. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Eligibility: Noncitizens who have lived in the U.S. for 10 or more years and are legally married to a U.S. citizen can apply for lawful permanent residence without leaving the country.
  • Application Process: Eligible individuals can apply for permanent residency through a case-by-case assessment by DHS. Once approved, they will be granted a three-year period to apply for permanent residency and will be eligible for work authorization during this time.
  • Impact: This action is expected to protect approximately half a million spouses of U.S. citizens and 50,000 noncitizen children under the age of 21, promoting family unity and contributing to the economy.

Easing the Visa Process for U.S. College Graduates and Dreamers

The administration recognizes the importance of retaining talent educated in the U.S. To facilitate this, the new policies will:

Streamline Work Visa Applications:

Individuals, including DACA recipients and Dreamers, who have earned a degree from an accredited U.S. institution and have a job offer related to their field of study, will benefit from an expedited work visa process.

National Interest:

The goal is to ensure that individuals educated in the U.S. can use their skills to contribute to the country, enhancing our national interest and economic growth.


These new measures reflect a balanced approach to immigration reform, focusing on security, family unity, and economic strength. For those affected by these changes or seeking further guidance, I am here to help. Let’s work together to navigate these new opportunities and ensure a brighter future for you and your loved ones. If you have any questions or need assistance, please do not hesitate to contact my office. Together, we can build a stronger, more united community.

Martha L. Arias, Esq. - Miami Immigration Law Attorney

As an experienced immigration attorney, I am here to help you navigate the complexities of U.S. immigration procedures. Whether you need assistance with asylum, residency, citizenship, or any other immigration process, my team and I are dedicated to providing you with the support and knowledge you need. Contact my office today to ensure you are prepared for these changes and to successfully navigate your immigration journey. Call my office today to schedule a consultation to get started.

Martha L. Arias, Esq. - Immigration Law Attorney

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