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Proposed Legislation Offers Pathway to Citizenship for Undocumented Immigrants

Pathway to Citizenship

President Joe Biden has taken the next step in fulfilling his campaign promises to
immigrants in Miami and the rest of the United States by proposing an eight-year pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. Congressional Democrats and President Biden introduced the proposed immigration overhaul on February 18, 2021. It may face an uphill battle in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, however, because it does not include any provisions for increased border security. This could be a dealbreaker for Republicans who view border security as a vital element in national security for the United States.

Changes in Enforcement Priorities for Federal Immigration Agencies

New guidelines have also been released that would change the targeting priorities for federal immigration agencies to focus on those undocumented immigrants deemed to pose a threat to others in the United States. This represents a dramatic change in the focus for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and other federal agencies from the Trump administration’s general targeting of all undocumented immigrants regardless of whether they posed a risk or not.

Immediate Green Cards for Farm Workers and DACA Recipients

Immigrants who work in farm and agricultural jobs, those who have received temporary protected status and recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) protections would receive green cards immediately under the proposed legislation. Other undocumented immigrants could be awarded temporary legal residency after five years if they show that they have been paying taxes and that they can pass a background check.

Help for Those Already in the Immigration System

For those who have already had run-ins with ICE or other immigration agencies, seeking the assistance of a Miami deportation lawyer is typically the best and most practical way to deal with these issues effectively. Your Miami deportation lawyer will research the facts of your case and will present the best possible case for allowing you to remain in the United States legally.

At Pozo Goldstein, we offer practical support and representation for immigrants in finding a workable pathway to citizenship in the United States. Our team consists of dedicated legal professionals and includes a former judge and two former prosecutors in the immigration system. This allows us to provide the most accurate and knowledgeable representation for our clients. If you need an experienced and compassionate Miami deportation lawyer, give Pozo Goldstein a call today at 305-856-0400 to schedule your initial consultation with us. We are here to help you protect your own version of the fabled American dream.

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