Biden Wants to Protect 500.000 Undocumented Immigrants

Written by Kathrine Frich

Jun.18 - 2024 12:47 PM CET

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This group will now have the opportunity to apply for a green card and work permit.

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Hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants in the United States will have a chance to stay in the country legally through a new executive order from President Joe Biden's administration, as reported by aftonbladet.

Pathway to Legal Status for Long-Term Residents

The initiative targets undocumented immigrants who have been in the U.S. for over ten years and are married to American citizens, along with their children.

This group, estimated to be around 500,000 people, will now have the opportunity to apply for a green card and work permit within a three-year period without the threat of deportation.

Significant Move Ahead of Presidential Election

This measure is described as the most comprehensive immigration action in years, coming just five months before the presidential election between Biden and Republican Donald Trump.

The announcement also coincides with the twelve-year anniversary of former President Barack Obama's DACA program, which protects children brought into the U.S. illegally from deportation — a program that faced fierce criticism from Trump during his tenure.