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Biden Signed a New Executive Order to Protect Undocumented Spouses and Children of U.S. Citizens

Diana, 28

I have a criminal record. Does that mean I can’t apply?

Shan PottsNot necessarily, Diana. If you have a criminal record, it might complicate things, but there are ways to address it. We can help with post-conviction relief, which involves clearing or reducing your criminal conviction, making you eligible for this plan. It's crucial to get professional legal help to navigate this process.

Daniel, 32

I heard about President Biden's new plan for immigrants. Can you tell me what it's all about?

Shan PottsThe new executive order allows migrants married to U.S. citizens to get legal status without leaving the U.S. It speeds up the interview process from five years to six months and helps DACA recipients get work visas leading to residency.

Mei (Wu's wife), 65

My husband was ordered deported before. Can he still apply?

Shan PottsMei, if Wu has a prior deportation order, he might need a waiver to be eligible. We specialize in handling complex cases like his and can guide you through the waiver application process to increase his chances of success

Zhang Wei, 60

How quickly should I apply?

Shan PottsMr. Zhang, it's important to apply as soon as possible. Even if the plan faces legal challenges or changes with a new administration, your application will likely be processed if it's already submitted. The sooner you apply, the better your chances.

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How does this help DACA recipients?

The executive order simplifies the process for DACA recipients to obtain work visas, such as H1Bs, which can eventually lead to permanent residency. This represents a significant opportunity to secure your future in the U.S. If you are a DACA recipient, contact the Law Offices of Shan Potts today to learn more.

Can I still apply if I have a criminal record?

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Having a criminal record may impact your application eligibility, but our office is here to help you clear your record. Please schedule an appointment today to start the process as soon as possible.

Biden’s Executive Order: A Win for Immigrant Families & Dreamers

President Biden’s latest action protects undocumented immigrant spouses, children and Dreamers providing relief for many families. Learn how this affects you—contact Shan Potts Law Offices now for a Free Consultation.

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No Fear of Deportation

This executive action provides deportation protection for undocumented spouses and children of U.S. citizens. This means families can now live without fear of separation and focus on building their lives together in the U.S.

Parole In Place (PIP)

Spouses can now apply for a green card without leaving the U.S., simplifying the process and reducing the risk of deportation during their application. This change provides a clearer, safer pathway to permanent residency.

Work Permits

The new policy allows undocumented spouses of U.S. citizens to obtain work permits, enabling them to legally work and support their families. This is a significant step towards financial stability and self-sufficiency for immigrant families.

H1B for Dreamers

The executive action eases the work visa process for DACA recipients, making it easier for them to secure employment and contribute to the economy. This support helps Dreamers build a future in the only country they’ve ever known as home.

Biden Executive Order: Family Unity and Support For Dreamers

The Executive Order by the President includes the following benefits for Undocumented Spouses and Children of U.S. Citizens

Green Card for Spouses and Children

Undocumented Spouses and Children of U.S. Citizens can now apply for a green card without leaving the U.S. This change reduces the risk and provides a clearer, safer pathway to permanent residency.

Green Card for Dreamers

The executive order simplifies the process for DACA recipients to obtain work visas, such as H1Bs, which can eventually lead to permanent residency. This represents a significant opportunity to secure your future in the U.S.

Work Permits for Spouses and Children

The new policy allows migrant spouses and children of U.S. citizens to obtain work permits, enabling them to legally work and support their families. This is a significant step towards financial stability for immigrant families.

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Before

Leaving the US: You had to leave the country to apply for a Green Card, risking permanent separation from your family.

Living in Fear: Constant worry about deportation and losing everything you’ve built in the US.

Limited Opportunities: DACA recipients faced significant barriers to securing long-term residency and stability.

After

Staying with Your Family: You can now apply for a Green Card from within the US, ensuring you stay close to your loved ones.

Security and Stability: The risk of deportation is significantly reduced, allowing you to live and work without fear.

Enhanced Opportunities: DACA recipients have a clearer path to permanent residency, securing a brighter future in the US.

The Impact of the Executive Order

Spouses

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must have been living in the U.S. for at least 10 years.

Continuous Presence

Applicants should have been married to a U.S. Citizen on or before July 17, 2024. 

Marriage Date

Applicants must demonstrate good moral character and ensure they are not otherwise inadmissible. Shan Potts Law Offices can assist you with this process.

Good Moral Character

It's important to apply as soon as possible. Even if the plan faces legal challenges, your application will likely be processed if it's already submitted.

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Frequently Asked Questions

I heard about President Biden's new plan for immigrants. Can you tell me what it's all about?

 President Biden's new executive order offers a way for migrants married to U.S. citizens to get legal status without having to leave the U.S. It also speeds up the process, reducing the wait time for an interview from five years to just six months once you're granted parole. Plus, it helps DACA recipients get work visas that can eventually lead to permanent residency. 

 

Next steps: Contact the Law Offices of Shan Potts today to see if you qualify and start preparing your application immediately.

Can I apply if I have a criminal record?

Applicants must have no criminal records to qualify. However, if you have past legal issues, Shan Potts Law Offices can help clear your criminal records, giving you a fresh start and the opportunity to meet this requirement.

Will my stepchild be eligible?

Noncitizen children of potential requestors may also be considered for parole under this process if they are physically present in the United States without admission or parole and have a qualifying stepchild relationship with a U.S. citizen as of June 17, 2024.

Is there path to Green Card for DACA recipients? 

DACA recipients who obtain a D-3 waiver and H-1B status might become eligible for permanent residence via employer sponsorship.

Who can apply for this? I'm worried I might not qualify. 

To qualify, you need to have lived in the U.S. for at least 10 years, be in good standing, and be married to a U.S. citizen. If you’re a DACA recipient, you can also benefit by applying for a work visa. It's important to check your specific situation, and we're here to help you understand if you meet the criteria. 

 

Here's what to do: Schedule a consultation with the Law Offices of Shan Potts now to review your eligibility and get personalized advice.

My husband was ordered deported before. Can he still apply?

If your husband has a prior deportation order, he might need a waiver to be eligible. We specialize in handling complex cases like his and can guide you through the waiver application process to increase his chances of success. 

 

What you should do: Contact the Law Offices of Shan Potts right away to discuss Wu’s situation and begin the waiver application process.

How quickly should I apply?

It's important to apply as soon as possible. Even if the plan faces legal challenges or changes with a new administration, your application will likely be processed if it's already submitted. The sooner you apply, the better your chances. 

 

Act quickly: Don’t wait—start your application process today by scheduling an appointment with the Law Offices of Shan Potts.

What documents do I need to start my application?

You’ll need proof of your residence in the U.S. for the past 10 years, your marriage to a U.S. citizen, and evidence of your good standing. If you have a criminal record or prior deportation, additional documents will be required. Our office will assist you obtain your records. Consulting with us can help ensure you have everything you need. 

 

Gather your documents: Get in touch with the Law Offices of Shan Potts to receive a detailed checklist of required documents and begin gathering them right away.

Do we have to leave the U.S. to apply?

No, that's one of the great things about this plan! You and your spouse don’t have to leave the country to process your documents, which means you can stay with your family while your application is being processed. 

 

Stay informed: Start your application from the comfort of your home by scheduling a consultation with the Law Offices of Shan Potts today.

What should I do if I'm unsure about my eligibility?

If you're unsure, it's best to consult with an immigration attorney. We can review your case, help determine your eligibility, and guide you through the application process. Our goal is to help you take advantage of this opportunity while ensuring you meet all the requirements. 

 

Get clarity: Don’t hesitate—contact the Law Offices of Shan Potts now to schedule a consultation and get clarity on your eligibility.

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Steve Smith

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“Attorney Shan helped me and my wife with my wife’s green card process. We do not have anything negative to say about the attorney or his staff. I look forward to working with the attorney when its time for my wife to become a citizen. I would gladly recommend attorney Shan to anyone who is looking for an attorney.“

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Juan Fernandez

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“I am writing here today about my experience and the process of my immigration case. A while back I was in a very grave predicament regarding my immigration status. Thanks to his excellent work and the support of his team, Attorney Shan D. Potts was able to cancel my deportation status and I now have my Residency in the U.S. I am very thankful and I highly recommend the services and offices of Shan D. Potts.“

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“Mr. Potts handled my case beautifully. I was very impressed with his professionalism and ability to handle my case promptly (faster than I ever anticipated). I would highly recommend him not only because he is a great Attorney but also because he seemed to truly care and understand the importance of my circumstance. Thank you so much, Mr. Potts!“

Dreamers

Eligibility Requirements

Dreamers must hold a college degree from an accredited institution to qualify under this new policy. This requirement ensures that applicants have the educational background necessary to contribute effectively to the workforce.

College Degree

Applicants should have a high-skilled job offer that aligns with their field of study. This criterion ensures that Dreamers are employed in roles that match their qualifications, maximizing their potential and contribution to the economy.

Employment Alignment

Applicants must have no criminal records to qualify. However, if you have past legal issues, Shan Potts Law Offices can help clear your criminal records, giving you a fresh start and the opportunity to meet this requirement.

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