Lawmakers in Congress presented a new immigration bill that will provide out-of-status immigrants a path to citizenship. Allowing immigrants to apply for temporary legal status, then the opportunity to file for Permanent Residency after five years with the approval of a criminal and national security background check, as well as paid their taxes.
This bill is for hardworking people that improve our communities and who have lived here in the United States on or before January 1, 2021. Dreamers, TPS holders, as well as immigrant farmworkers that meet specific requirements will be eligible for Permanent Residency immediately under the legislation.
Dismissed or past convictions may still be considered by U.S. immigration courts. This proposal excludes those who have three misdemeanors or were convicted of a felony, but waivers may be available.
These are only proposed bills. Because both bills have not passed Congress, they are not laws as of this date. We recommend that if you believe this proposal may apply to you to keep track of its progress. If any immigration law passes in the future and you wish to speak to one of our knowledgeable attorneys you may call our office at (832)422-7789 or contact us online.