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Biden administration changes immigration policies in first week

President Biden got immediately to work in his first week of presidency and has already made several immigration changes. Many more changes are expected, and we will continue to update you as they happen. Following are the some key change (Source: AILA )



  • President Biden has revoked the Muslim and African travel bans, so now citizens from those countries can come to the USA. These were the countries previously banned Libya, Yemen, Iran, North Korea, Syria, Somalia, Venezuela, Myanmar (Burma), Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Nigeria, Sudan, Tanzania.

  • President Biden issued plans to fortify and preserve DACA.

  • President Biden has put a 100 day pause on deportations and has rescinded the February 2017 Trump order announcing all-out enforcement without any prioritization. Now there will be priorities when deciding if to deport someone or not.

  • President Biden signed an executive order that revokes the Trump administration’s plan to exclude noncitizens from the census.

  • President Biden has stopped construction of the border wall with Mexico.

  • President Biden has declared and end of the national emergency at the southern border.

  • President Biden suspended new enrollments in the Migrant Protection Protocols Program. This is the program that made certain foreign individuals entering or seeking admission to the USA illegally or without proper documentation to be returned to Mexico and wait outside of the USA for the duration of their immigration proceedings.

  • President Biden has extended deferred enforced departure for Liberians for 18 months.

  • President Biden has ordered a review of any pending regulatory actions for possible withdrawal and delay of effective dates of regulations that were published but not have yet taken effect.

  • Law Office of John Rottier is already helping people from some of theses countries with this change. If you or someone you know are looking for legal representation to explore your case options in the context of these changes, contact our office.


Law Office of John Rottier is already helping people from some of theses countries with this change. If you or someone you know are looking for legal representation to explore your case options in the context of these changes, contact our office.

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