Last Friday, President-elect Joe Biden announced that he will immediately pursue immigration legislation after becoming President of the United States on January 20. It is currently unknown what exactly may be included in the legislation, but President-elect Biden has indicated previously that immigration goals include reversing the travel ban that targets many Muslim-majority countries and addressing the plight of the Dreamers and immigrants with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) at risk of losing their status. During his Friday announcement, President-elect Biden also indicated that the Justice Department will investigate the policies that lead to forced family separation and determine if any actions were criminal.
See the announcement here.
Immigration law has been in flux over the past four years. Most of the immigration actions taken by the government under the Trump administration had negative ramifications for immigrants and foreign workers employed in the United States. Some were outright hostile. As the Biden administration takes over, it is not clear what changes to immigration can be realistically implemented quickly, but it is unlikely that any changes will be intentionally harmful to the people who want to live and work legally in the US. New changes to immigration laws could open potential avenues for work visas, green cards, and U.S. citizenship that did not previously exist.
The Law Offices of Scott Warmuth closely monitors any potential changes in immigration law to best serve our clients. Our immigration attorneys will be poring over the legislation that President-elect Biden has indicated will be imminently introduced to determine how we can continue to help our clients and community. We have been helping foreign workers and immigrants legally live and work in the United States since 1984. We strongly encourage anyone with questions about immigration, the immigration process, or citizenship to call our law offices at 888-517-9888 to request a free legal consultation. We can help you accomplish your immigration goals.