1 Billion for Immigration Relief: the House of Representatives passed a sweeping Social Spending Budget plan
The House of Representatives passed a sweeping Social Spending 💸Budget plan that
includes 💰1 Billion earmarked for Immigration Relief and Border Security.
This is to support the “Build Back Better Act,” which would authorize $1.3 billion for
planning and construction of physical barriers at the southern border; an increase in the
number of Border Patrol agents; and more than $300 million to improve conditions for
migrants and asylum seekers.
✔ Work Permits as Temporary Parole (protects from deportation; allows to work
legally and receive Social Security number) for people who have lived in US since
at least Jan. 1, 2011 and before.
✔Green Card/Visa numbers Recapture
✔Some employment-based green card applicants who have been stuck in backlog
over 2 years will be able to pay $5,000 supplemental fee to waive the annual
and per-country quota limitations and become LPRs years (and sometimes
decades) sooner than under current laws.
✔Family-based applicants who have been waiting at least two years may apply to
waive the backlog limitation with a supplemental fee of $2500.
➡Having U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident, or an unexpired ten year B-2 visitor visa
in their passport;
➡ A pending U.S. citizenship application;
➡ A pending adjustment of status application;
➡ If under 21 years old, having filed an I-130 petition with USCIS before reaching age 18
and amending that petition to include parents after reaching age 18; or
➡ Being a victim of human trafficking or other crimes
✔ Protect green cards for Diversity Visa Lottery winners who were prevented from
entering the US during Trump’s administration due to travel bans and Covid-
related financial assistance.
Whether or not these provisions make it to the FINAL version of law is unclear.
This bill is set to hit the US Senate in December 2021.
Shepelsky Law Group
US Immigration Experts
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