Many things experienced a halt the past year and a half, and immigration was one of them. Individuals and families in Michigan and elsewhere have experienced backlogs lasting years to be granted legal status, as they are currently living in the United States without legal status. This situation alone can create serious concerns for immigrant; however, a new House bill could provide the green card relief many immigrants are currently seeking.
New House Bill
Based on current reports, a new House Bill could help thousands of individuals and families throughout the United States that have been waiting years to be granted legal status. Specifically, it would provide green card relief due to the backlogs that has caused immigrants to have no legal status.
Impact on immigrants
The major takeaway from this bill is that it would aid more immigrants to obtain permanent residence in comparison with the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act. Additionally, it is expected to provide relief for families, highly skilled immigrants seeking to work in the U.S. and employers that have taken the proper steps to obtain immigrant workers.
While this House Bill could provide relief to current immigrants and future immigrants coming to the U.S., it was noted that the bill does not contain anything that would generate permanent structural changes to the legal immigration system. Nonetheless, it would provide relief immediately, making it important for those who may benefit from this bill to understand if they qualify and what steps to take.
Immigration law is everchanging. As such, it is important that individuals impacted by these changes understand how it personally affects them and what options one has. Obtaining or maintaining legal status is important for immigrants currently in the United States as well as those seeking to enter the country. Therefore, one should understand their rights and options when it comes to current and proposed immigration laws.