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  • Writer's pictureDr. Elena Kareneva

Reform -Febuary 18, 2021

Dear friends, clients and family: 

US President Joe Biden announced the Immigration Reform that we expect announced on Thursday, February 18, 2021.

“After weeks of deliberation, Democrats in Congress and the White House are scheduled to introduce an immigration reform bill on Thursday that would reform US immigration laws and allow millions of immigrants living in the country without authorization to obtain a legal status, said two CBS News people familiar with the matter. "

According to a 66-page summary of the legislation obtained by CBS News, the proposal would create a two-tier legalization program that would automatically make eligible agricultural workers, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders, and undocumented immigrants who They came to the US very young (DACA). "

"After three years, these people could become US citizens."

"All other eligible unauthorized immigrants could apply for temporary deportation assistance and work permits while being placed on an eight-year path to US citizenship."

"All applicants would have to undergo national security and background checks, as well as file taxes and pay application fees."

"According to text shared with CBS by congressional staff, the plan would not benefit newcomers, as all potential applicants would have to prove they were in the US prior to January 1, 2021."

“The secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was allowed to issue humanitarian waivers to this requirement for immigrants deported during the Trump administration, as long as they show that they lived in the US for at least three years prior to their deportation. . "

“In addition to the legalization provisions, the bill would remove the 3-year and 10-year Clinton-era sanctions that prohibit undocumented immigrants from leaving the US and then re-entering the country for 3 or 10 years. years, as well as curbing the power of the president to issue categorical bans on immigrant groups. It would also replace all references to "alien" in immigration law with the term "non-citizen."

We look forward to tomorrow full of faith and joy! Today is Ash Wednesday. We ask God to forgive us and to send us a solution for our sorrows of living undocumented in this great country of the United States!

Always under the protection of our Virgin of Guadalupe!

Dr. Elena Kareneva

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