In just two weeks, President-elect Joe Biden will become President Biden. With a new administration in charge of the government, many of the old administration’s policies will fall by the wayside.
If you are seeking citizenship or asylum here in America, these changes can have a major impact on your case. Read on to stay well-informed.
The DACA program is still up in the air
So-called “Dreamers,” the 600,000+ recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), have endured a roller-coaster ride during the last few years. One hearing that took place last month indicated that U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen might rule to stop DACA entirely.
The incoming president, however, has pledged to send Congress a bill designed to permanently resolve this ongoing conflict. Without bipartisan support, however, the bill may be already dead in the water. This is a key area to watch in the upcoming weeks and months.
The asylum process won’t be easy to fix
Many immigrants seeking asylum hoped a Biden win would mean sweeping corrections to the problems in this area. Unfortunately, due to the breadth and scope of the issues the new administration looks to inherit, the wait for meaningful changes will take months — not weeks.
Turn to attorneys for immediate answers
While there is indeed hope on the horizon, immigrants and asylum-seekers should still turn to their attorneys for advice and assistance with the immigration process. They can help you remove any roadblocks to legal residency or asylum that may affect your chances of remaining in the United States.