Biden Announces Policy Protecting Undocumented Spouses of US Citizens From Deportation

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Biden Announces Policy , Protecting Undocumented Spouses , of American Citizens From Deportation.
The new policy, which would benefit
about 500,000 immigrants, was announced
on June 18, NBC News reports.
The White House is calling it a
"new action to keep families together.".
Some immigration advocates are
referring to the policy as "the biggest
thing since DACA," NBC News reports. .
In a press release, the White House
said the president "believes that
securing the border is essential.".
He also believes in expanding
lawful pathways and keeping
families together. , White House, via press release.
... and that immigrants who have
been in the United States for decades,
paying taxes and contributing to
their communities, are part of the
social fabric of our country, White House, via press release.
The new policy will allow immigrants who've been
in the U.S. for at least a decade and are married
to an American citizen to apply for permanent residence without having to leave the states. .
Their children will also be able to apply. .
Help with green cards and work permits may also be provided to certain immigrants. .
DACA recipients who've furthered their education and are seeking employment in their respective fields will be eligible to receive work visas more quickly.
The new policy is expected to face challenges in court, as Republicans are notorious for their staunch stance on immigration and border security. .
The new policy is expected to face challenges in court, as Republicans are notorious for their staunch stance on immigration and border security.