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Biden’s New Immigration Reform to Enhance Family Unity and Pathways to Citizenship

Biden's New Immigration Reform to Enhance Family Unity and Pathways to Citizenship - Law Office of Ghenadie Rusu

As the landscape of immigration policy continues to evolve, the recent announcement by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regarding a new process to promote family unity has sparked hope and anticipation among many individuals and families. This initiative, driven by President Biden’s commitment to fostering unity and stability for families, offers a promising pathway for certain noncitizen spouses of US citizens who meet specific criteria.

On June 17, 2024, President Biden announced a new initiative to enhance family unity through immigration policy changes. This plan includes a significant path to citizenship for the spouses of U.S. citizens. The new procedures will allow undocumented spouses who have been in the country for at least ten years to apply for parole in place, providing them with the legal status necessary to then pursue a green card and citizenship. 

Contact us today to learn how we can help keep your family united throughout the immigration process.

Understanding Parole in Place for Families

Envisioned as a response to President Biden’s commitment to promoting family unity in immigration, the DHS aims to create a tailored, case-by-case process to consider requests from eligible individuals. If paroled, noncitizen spouses will have the opportunity to apply for lawful permanent residence without leaving the United States, a significant development that aligns with the administration’s emphasis on maintaining family ties.

Approximately 500,000 noncitizen spouses of US citizens, who have resided in the United States for an average of 23 years, are estimated to be eligible for this process. Moreover, an estimated 50,000 noncitizen children of these spouses are also expected to be eligible to seek parole under this new process.

Who Can Apply?

To be considered for parole in place (a temporary permission to stay in the U.S.) under this new process, you must:

  1. Be in the U.S. without legal permission: You must already be in the United States without having been officially admitted or paroled.
  2. Have lived in the U.S. for at least 10 years: You need to have been continuously present in the U.S. for at least ten years as of June 17, 2024.
  3. Be married to a U.S. citizen: You must have a legally valid marriage to a U.S. citizen as of June 17, 2024.
  4. No serious criminal record: You must not have a disqualifying criminal history or be considered a threat to national security or public safety.
  5. Deserve a favorable decision: You should otherwise merit a favorable exercise of discretion.

For Children of Spouses

Children who are in the U.S. without legal permission can also be considered for parole if:

  1. They are physically present in the U.S. without legal permission.
  2. They have a stepchild relationship with a U.S. citizen parent as defined by the Immigration and Nationality Act as of June 17, 2024.

The program, which has not yet commenced, is a significant step towards fulfilling the administration’s pledge to enhance pathways to citizenship and promote family unity in the United States.

Stay tuned for more updates!

How Can the Law Office of Ghenadie Rusu Help?

Dealing with-regulatory restrictions on migration can appear monstrous, but the Law Office of Ghenadie Rusu is here to lend a hand. This law office provides high-quality legal assistance to families and individuals on their way to find the solution of what we call stability and happiness.

Services Offered

  1. Family Reunification Assistance: Expert legal guidance to help families navigate the new policies and processes for reunification.
  2. Support for Immigrants: Providing essential resources and support to help immigrants integrate into American society.
  3. Customized Legal Solutions: Tailored legal strategies to address the unique needs of each family, ensuring the best possible outcomes.

Schedule a consultation with our experienced immigration attorneys today in least possible charges!


These regulations are based on a sounder comprehension of the importance of uniting families and the ways that this would positively affect them and the entire society. The Law Office of Ghenadie Rusu recognizes the demand for new processes and is willing to be of use to families by providing legal assistance in order to stay and be the joy of society.

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