There have been many changes to immigration law over the past few years, most of which have been viewed as detrimental to immigrants who wish to live and work in the United States. With the election this past week of President-Elect Joe Biden, any changes made to immigration via executive order by President Trump could be quickly reversed by a new executive order. It is expected that certain policies, including the travel ban targeting mostly Muslim-majority countries, the attempted ending of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, and the attempted ending of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) will be undone soon after Inauguration Day, January 20, 2021.
All three of the programs targeted by executive order have been met with pushback from immigration advocates who sued to prevent the changes. DACA especially has seen a number of legal challenges to ending the program, most of which have been successful. The Law Offices of Scott Warmuth has written several blogs about the fate of DACA and the Dreamers since the program was originally targeted, including the many court cases. The same for TPS.
Immigration policies could remain in a state of uncertainty until Inauguration Day. However, it is advised to be prepared for the many changes that are likely to happen soon after. If you or a family member would have become eligible to apply for first-time DACA protections during the time the program was in flux, an immigration attorney can help you prepare your application now so it can be processed as quickly as possible. If you were unable to properly renew your status leaving you currently without protections, you should do the same. President-Elect Biden has pledged to offer a path to citizenship for TPS/DED holders who have been in the country for an extended period of time. Immigration attorneys can help TPS holders prepare for when that pledge becomes reality.
The Law Offices of Scott Warmuth has been helping immigrants live and work in the United States for decades. Our immigration team has also been helping Dreamers and TPS recipients seek alternative paths to legal residence since the programs came under fire. We will continue to help immigrants in every possible way. For a free consultation with an immigration expert, call our offices today at 888-517-9888!