Immigration Policy Changes

In the last year since the new Biden Administration took over office, there have been many changes in the immigration system. Many for the better and many that were very discriminatory. Many in which include, according to Immigration Impact, the following;

Repealed Trump’s discriminatory ban on the entry into the United States of people from several Muslim-majority or African countries on January 20.
Revoked the Trump administration’s requirement that all applications for visas (and for the U.S. refugee program) be subject to “extreme vetting” on February 4. This requirement had subjected many visa applicants to invasive and unnecessary additional screening that is partly responsible for growing processing delays.

Young Adults at Risk of Deportation

In the last year, 2020 there have been over 100,000 children who have aged out from parental eligibility to apply for their green cards. According to a recent article posted by Immigration Impact, “They are known as Documented Dreamers, and when these young adults turn 21, they “age out” of their previous lawful status, which was tied to their parents’ visas.