New Immigration Pathway to Citizenship for Undocumented Immigrants Married to U.S. Citizens

In a historic move, President Joe Biden has introduced a groundbreaking new immigration initiative designed to provide a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants married to U.S. citizens. This program aims to address longstanding immigration challenges and bring significant relief to numerous families across the nation who have been waiting for such an opportunity.

Benefits of the New Program

This innovative initiative targets undocumented immigrants who have resided in the United States for over a decade. It offers a multitude of benefits, including work permits, protection from deportation, and a route to obtaining green cards. Obtaining a green card is a critical step towards achieving U.S. citizenship, providing stability and security to countless families.  

Eligibility Requirements:

To qualify for this program, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be the spouse or child of a U.S. citizen.
  • Have been living continuously in the United States for at least 10 years.
  • As of June 17, 2024, applicants must:
    • Be present in the U.S. after having entered without legal permission.
    • Have not left the U.S. during their stay.
    • Be married to a U.S. citizen.
    • Have no significant criminal history or pose any threat to nation’s security or public safety.

Application Process

The application process for this new immigration program will commence in late summer 2024. This initiative represents the most extensive immigration reform since the introduction of the DACA program by President Obama in 2012. Given its scope and significance, it is expected to bring transformative changes to the lives of many undocumented immigrants and their families.

Program Foundation

The foundation of this program lies in the immigration law provision known as “parole in place.” This provision allows undocumented immigrants to be legally admitted into the U.S., thereby facilitating their green card applications. Along with the opportunity to apply for green cards, this program also includes work permits and offers protection from deportation. The program details are as following:

  1. Parole-in-Place Status: Eligible individuals can receive this status as a critical step towards legal residency in the U.S.
  2. Duration: Parole is granted for a period of three years.
  3. Employment Authorization: Accompanying this status, employment authorization is also granted for three years, enabling individuals to work legally in the U.S.

Expert Guidance from a San Jose Immigration Attorney

Navigating the complexities of this new immigration pathway requires specialized knowledge and guidance. The Ahluwalia Firm, a trusted name in San Jose immigration law, provides expert assistance to help you make the most of this opportunity. Our experienced attorneys are ready to assist with the application process, eligibility assessment, and understanding the benefits for your family.

Why Choose The Ahluwalia Firm?

Expertise and Experience: Our San Jose immigration lawyers possess deep expertise in immigration law and have a proven track record of handling complex cases. We offer strategic advice tailored to your unique situation, ensuring a smooth and efficient application process.

Personalized Attention: We focus on your individual needs and circumstances, offering personalized guidance to help you make informed decisions. Our client-centered approach ensures that your case receives the attention and care it deserves.

Comprehensive Support: From gathering necessary documentation to preparing and filing your application, we provide comprehensive support throughout the entire process. Our commitment is to achieve the best possible outcome for you and your family.

Contact Us

If you or a loved one is impacted by this new immigration program and need expert legal assistance, contact The Ahluwalia Firm today. Our skilled attorneys in San Jose are here to provide the guidance and support needed to secure your family’s future in the United States. Don’t navigate this complex process alone; let our experienced team help you every step of the way. Reach out to us to learn more about how we can assist you in achieving your immigration goals.


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