What Actions Did Biden Take on Immigration on the First Day?

Posted by Berd & Klauss, PLLC on April 7th, 2021

Did you have trouble applying for permanent residence or encounter deportation issues during the Trump administration? There is reason to be hopeful now that there is a new president.

Immigration was among President Biden’s priorities on his first day at office. He proposed an immigration bill to enable legalization and signed an executive order to preserve the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. He also halted the travel ban enacted by Trump against Muslim-majority countries. An immigration lawyer in Manhattan NY can explain these changes to you and how it affects your journey to becoming a US citizen.

The proposed immigration bill by Biden will enable undocumented immigrants have a chance at citizenship. It gave hope to Dreamers—young undocumented immigrants who were taken to America as children—giving them immediate eligibility for green cards.

A memorandum was also signed by Biden to direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to preserve and strengthen the DACA program. In a separate executive order, a controversial travel ban by Trump to ban nationals from Muslim-majority and African countries from entering America had been repealed.

Every hopeful and reliable immigration lawyer in Manhattan NY along with higher education groups lauded the ban’s reversal. After all, the ban resulted in problems in higher education, as many scholars and students got stranded abroad. Many education officials also stated that the ban was deemed unwelcoming to scholars and students around the world.

Higher education groups welcomed the renewed commitment of Biden to protect the DACA program to protect against deportation and provide work authorization to Dreamers, who are mostly young alumni and college students. The DACA was repeatedly attacked by the Trump administration with the intention of terminating it, but the Supreme Court ultimately blocked it.

Now is a good time to get in touch with an immigration lawyer in Manhattan NY for updates on better visa and immigration policies. Whether you are planning to study in the US or intending to become a permanent resident, their assistance will be most valuable during this time.

About the Author:

This content is written by Patrick Klauss, Esq, who is an immigration lawyer and a partner at Berd&Klauss, PLLC. The firm specializes in immigration & immigration-related issues and handles everything from immigrant visas to deportation and waivers.

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