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President Biden announced at the White House event commemorating the 12th anniversary of DACA (Obama-era action protecting young undocumented immigrants) a new executive measure allowing certain undocumented spouses and children of U.S. citizens to apply for lawful permanent residency without leaving the United States!

As June 18, 2024, DHS will establish a new process to consider, on a case-by-case basis, requests for certain noncitizen spouses of U.S. citizens:

  • Legally married a U.S. citizen by June 17, 2024;
  • Have continuously resided in the United States for at least 10 years as of June 17, 2024;
  • Have no disqualifying criminal records and do not pose a threat to national security or public safety;
  • Are eligible for other adjustment of status applications;
  • and merit a favorable exercise of discretion.

If eligible, these noncitizens will be able to apply for lawful permanent residence without leaving the United States. Noncitizen children of potential requestors may also be considered for parole under this process if they are physically present in the United States without admission or parole and have a qualifying stepchild relationship with a U.S. citizen as of June 17, 2024.

DHS estimates that approximately 500,000 noncitizen spouses of U.S. citizens could be eligible to access this process; on average, these noncitizens have resided in the United States for 23 years. Approximately 50,000 children of these spouses also will be eligible for this process. Please note that non-citizens who pose a threat to national security or public safety will not qualify for this process.

Upon receipt of a properly filed parole-in-place request, USCIS will determine on a case-by-case basis whether a grant of parole is warranted and whether the applicant merits a favorable exercise of discretion. All requests will take into consideration the potential requestor’s previous immigration history, criminal history, the results of background checks and national security and public safety vetting, and any other relevant information available to or requested by USCIS. USCIS has strong processes in place to identify and address potential fraud, which will be applied here to ensure the integrity of this program.

According to the U.S. government, further information regarding eligibility and the application process will be released soon. USCIS will reject any filings or individual requests received before the application period begins later this summer.

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Professionalism and dedication are the core principles of the Law Office of Theodore N Cox. Regardless of your situation or the complexity of your case, we advise you to consult an experienced immigration lawyer as soon as possible, even if you have an outstanding deportation order.

Since President Biden took office, U.S. immigration policies have become more lenient compared to the Trump era, but this period of leniency may not last long. If the Republican Party returns to power, immigration policies may tighten again, making it more difficult to apply for green cards or citizenship. Therefore, if you are considering applying for anything, it is best to do so now, as the situation after 2024 is uncertain.

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