Citizenship Act of 2021
February 22nd, 2021
Democrats introduced legislation last week in the House and Senate, designed to update U.S. immigration laws. The legislation is backed by President Biden. It is not yet official law—it must be passed by both the House and Senate and signed by the President.
Here are highlights of the proposals:
- 8-year pathway to citizenship for those undocumented immigrants in the U.S. before January 1, 2021
- You can qualify even if you were deported before January 1, 2021—but you must have had at least 3 years of physical presence here, and your deportation had to occur on or after January 20, 2017.
- Green cards for DREAMers (DACA), TPS holders, and immigrant farm workers
- No more time deadline to file asylum applications after entry to the U.S.
- Clear up the lengthy backlog of wait times
- U-visa grants tripled
- 3/10 bars eliminated—this is a BIG one!!
Again, these are only proposed laws, they are not yet in place. But you can make a free appointment with us to discuss how they might help you or your family.