As Joe Biden and Kamala Harris celebrate their victory in the November elections and begin planning to take office in January 2021, many immigrant advocates see this shift in the political sphere as an opportunity to reverse many of the harshest and most unfair policies of the Trump administration. The New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) has already proposed a number of immigration reforms that would undo some of the damage done to immigrants and their communities and would reaffirm the value that immigration has always brought to the United States.
Immigration Reforms Promised
NYIC Action has made it a point to remind President-Elect Biden and Vice-President-Elect Harris of promises they made during the election cycle, including the following:
- Reversing the Muslim ban put in place by the Trump administration
- Expanding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) protections and providing an added path for permanent immigration for those covered by this program
- Reinstating Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for many immigrants who have had this protection removed or reduced over the past few years
Additionally, NYIC Action is planning a $3 million campaign for immigration reform that will provide a framework for real changes in the way immigration is addressed and in the rights accorded those who wish to come to the United States legally as well as those who are already living and working in this country.
Change on the Way
If Biden and Harris make good on their promises, brighter days may be ahead for immigrants who have already entered the country and for those who are seeking the opportunity to live and work in the United States. For those facing immigration proceedings in the current legal system, retaining the professional services of a New York immigration attorney is typically the most practical way to navigate the system successfully and to promote the best outcomes for visa overstays, citizenship applications and many other issues that can have an impact on you and your family. Your New York immigration attorney will work on your behalf to protect your ability to live, work and study in the United States now and in the future.
At Oltarsh & Associates, P.C., we offer practical support for immigrants in dealing with all types of issues related to their status, their citizenship applications and their work-related and family-related visas. If you need the assistance of a qualified New York immigration attorney, give us a call today at 212-944-9420. We are here to serve your needs now and in the future.