Broad immigration relief was announced by President Biden, enabling certain undocumented immigrants who are married to citizens of the United States to remain in the nation and engage in lawful employment.
The regularization program known as parole is expanded by Biden’s most recent move, which primarily impacts wives and families of active military personnel. Additionally, he unveiled new initiatives that will simplify the visa application process for undocumented immigrants residing in the nation.

The government last week announced executive action aimed at reducing the number of migrants crossing the southern border; this step follows the current immigration relief.

The following information pertains to the current expansion of parole:

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has expanded the parole-in-place program, offering a pathway to stay for certain undocumented immigrants. This program allows them to remain in the country legally for a set period.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be married to a U.S. citizen for at least 10 years (as of June 24, 2024).
  • Have been continuously present in the U.S. for at least 10 years (as of June 24, 2024).
  • Pass background checks and meet other legal requirements.

Benefits for Approved Applicants:

  • Three years of deferred deportation.
  • Eligibility to apply for permanent residency within three years.
  • Work authorization for three years.

Who is Not Eligible?

  • Recent arrivals in the U.S.

Program Focuses on Long-Term Residents:

  • The White House estimates around 500,000 spouses of U.S. citizens and 50,000 children could qualify.
  • The average eligible person has been in the U.S. for approximately 23 years, often with U.S. citizen children.

Previously, parole in place was primarily used for families of military personnel.

This expansion provides a chance for undocumented spouses with deep roots in the U.S. to achieve legal status and contribute openly.