On June 18, 2024, President Biden announced a series of immigration actions. These actions will help certain undocumented individuals in the United States, including: 

1st Announcement

  1. Spouses and children of U.S. citizens who have been living in the United States for at least 10 years – you may be eligible to apply for your green card without leaving the United States, if, as of June 17, 2024:
    1. You are in the United States after entering without permission; 
    2. You have lived in the United States for at least 10 years and have never left; 
    3. You are legally married to a U.S. citizen or have a qualifying stepchild relationship with a U.S. citizen; and 
    4. You do not have certain criminal history or pose a threat to national security or public safety. 

If you meet these criteria, the government MAY grant you parole-in-place

  1. Parole would be granted for a one-time period of three years
  2. You may also be eligible for employment authorization for up to three years. 
  3. If you are granted parole, you may apply for your green card within three years of approval. 
  4. Eligibility is determined on a case-by-case basis. 

2nd Announcement

  1. College-educated DACA recipients and Dreamers who are qualified for nonimmigrant status, such as an H-1B specialty occupation visa, you may be eligible to apply for a temporary visa more easily, if:
    1. You have a degree from an accredited U.S. institution of higher education; and 
    2. You have an offer of employment from a U.S. employer in a field related to your degree.

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