- What You Should Know About Immigration Now That Joe Biden Is President
- Biden’s immigration reform seeks to transform immigration policies
- DACA and TPS programs would qualify for permanent residency with immigration reform
Under the commitment to keep Hispanics informed about the immigration reform that the new president of the United States seeks to meet, MundoHispánico spoke with attorney Charles Kuck about what you should know about immigration now that Joe Biden is president.
“The triumph of Joe Biden feels like they have lifted a weight from our shoulders. The inauguration of Joe Biden has been a joyous day ”.
He also indicated that although the president changed and there are several changes in Congress where the Republicans lose control in the Senate.
“There is still a lot of work to do and we are not going to stop working until we see a new law that helps all immigrants to the United States,” said the attorney Kuck.
The immigration expert told MundoHispánico that the immigration reform proposed by President Joe Biden would be beneficial for all immigrants who arrived in the United States before January 1, 2021.
“This immigration reform would grant him a conditional residence for five years.”
“It does not matter if you are here for three weeks or thirty years, the deal is the same, they will give you a work permit and for five years you have to pay your taxes and carry out a check on your background, on your life.”
After five years, “you could apply for permanent residence for three years and then apply for citizenship if the resident so wishes.”
According to Charles Kuck, about eleven million immigrants would qualify for conditional residence “or maybe less” because there are other proposals that seek to help these undocumented people.
Likewise, Kuck highlights that another key point contained in President Biden’s immigration reform proposal is the DACA program, who would not have to apply for conditional residence but would automatically qualify for permanent residence and five years later apply for citizenship.
Also the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program would qualify for obtaining permanent residence and later citizenship.
“There are many other proposals within Joe Biden’s immigration reform, but these three are the most important,” said the immigration attorney.
Another benefit that Joe Biden’s immigration reform would offer is the elimination of waiting time in the family line as is the case of petitioning for siblings that can take from “25 to 40 years”, then reducing to “two,” three or four years ”.
“Another part of the proposal is for those who are waiting in the family line, if they are outside the country they can come and wait here,” said Kuck.
The immigration reform also includes those who work in agriculture in the immediate residence proposal. “This is the waiting list we have imagined in our dreams.”
The immigration reform proposed by President Joe Biden was sent to Congress for approval under the name “United States Citizenship Act.”
“Senator Menéndez has been in charge of loading the water for the proposal, an American saying translated into Spanish.”
US Senator Bob Menéndez has spent years fighting for the rights of immigrants and to reform the immigration system in the United States. Currently, he is leading the Biden-Harris administration bill to build a just, humane and functional immigration system in the Senate.
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