President Biden Announces Sweeping Relief for Undocumented Immigrants

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President Joe Biden speaks during an event marking the 12th anniversary of the Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals program, in the East Room of the White House, Tuesday, June 18, 2024, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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President Biden has announced new executive actions to provide relief for long-term undocumented immigrants, aiming to keep families together and ease the visa process for U.S. college graduates, including DREAMers.

The initiative will allow certain noncitizen spouses and children of U.S. citizens to apply for lawful permanent residence without leaving the country, benefiting approximately 550,000 people.

María Teresa Kumar, President of Voto Latino, praised the move, saying this relief will calm the fears of the estimated 15,000 U.S. citizens, children, and undocumented parents.

Additionally, the new measures will help DACA recipients and DREAMers with degrees from U.S. institutions to more quickly obtain work visas.

Biden emphasized the importance of both securing the border and providing lawful pathways for immigrants who contribute to American society.


Click play to listen to the report from AURN White House Correspondent Ebony McMorris. For more news, follow @E_N_McMorris & @aurnonline.

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