500,000 Indian Could Be Granted US Citizenships Under The Administration Of Joe Biden

Salena Harshini |Nov 10, 2020, 9:20

Joe Biden is making the first change after he became the 46th president-elect of the United States. His administration could be a big help for Indians in the country, check out more!

The new president of the US will work on the provision of a roadmap to American citizenship for about 11 million non-documented immigrants consisting of more than half a million from India. Also, he will set up a minimum admission total of 95 thousand refugees a year.

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More than 500,000 Indian immigrants to the US may be granted citizenships under the administration of Joe Biden

As a community with immigrants in large, although in a number of cases with American origins generations back, Indian-Americans do know the resilience and strength that immigrants can bring to the US, as per a Biden-campaign-issued policy document.

It said,

"He (Biden) will immediately begin working with Congress to pass legislative immigration reform that modernizes our system, with a priority on keeping families together by providing a roadmap to citizenship for nearly 11 million undocumented immigrants -- including more than 500,000 from India."

It also said that the administration of Biden will back up family-based immigration and maintain family unification as the major principle of the immigration system in the United States that comprises reducing family’s visa backlog.

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Biden in a meeting with PM Modi

Moreover, Joe Biden will put an end to workplace raids and secure sensitive locations from the actions of immigration enforcement.

Started by the Obama administration, there is an immigration policy called the DACA which allows multiple unlawfully present individuals in America after being brought to the nation as children to het a renewable 2-year time of deferred action from deportation as well as turn eligible for a work permit in the United States.

DACA recipients are often touted as Dreamers. And to be available for this programme, the recipients can’t have serious misdemeanors or felonies on their records.

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There will be a big difference in how it works

The Donald Trump administration moved to the DACA program’s end in 2017 and was eventually blocked from doing it this year by the Supreme Court

Even so, his administration has narrowed the programme and plighted to finish it, leaving its thousands of beneficiaries in limbo.

Joe Biden will restore and protect the naturalization for the holders of green cards, or employment-based visa. It allows migrants to have lawful permanent residence in the country and involve in skilled work.

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Donald Trump created a controversial Muslim ban

"He (Biden) will increase the number of visas offered for permanent, work-based immigration based on macroeconomic conditions and exempt from any cap recent graduates of PhD programmes in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields.”

Also stated in the document, "He will support first reforming the temporary visa system for high-skill, specialty jobs to protect wages and workers, then expanding the number of visas offered and eliminating the limits on employment-based green cards by country, which have kept so many Indian families in waiting for too long."

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Joe Biden is the new elect president of America and he is making changes in how the immigration system works

The Biden administration is said to also revoke Trump’s “Muslim ban”. President Trump issued a controversy-trigger travel ban, which critics usually refer to as a “Muslin ban” om multiple Muslim majority nations including Syria and Iran via executive orders.

The policy document stated,

 “Biden will rescind Trump's Muslim ban on day one and reverse the detrimental asylum policies that are causing chaos and a humanitarian crisis at our border.”

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