President Biden’s New Immigration Policies To Bring Relief to Hundreds of Thousands of Immigrants


The Biden-Harris Administration announces major new immigration policies twelve years after DACA was first introduced.

Today, the Biden-Harris Administration announced new executive actions that will provide relief from deportation to nearly 500,000 eligible undocumented immigrants married to U.S. citizens, 50,000 non-citizen children under the age of 21, and streamline the process for Dreamers and other undocumented immigrants who graduated from college to obtain temporary work visas.

Building Back Together Executive Director Mayra Macías issued the following statement:

“President Biden’s latest executive actions on immigration are a testament to his longstanding commitment to providing relief to immigrant communities and finding pathways to citizenship for those who call our country home. These bold and necessary policies will benefit hundreds of thousands of immigrant families, especially people married to U.S. citizens who are deeply integrated into our communities. Not only will these policies remove barriers and help streamline some antiquated processes; but most importantly, they will keep families together and provide stability and certainty to so many of our neighbors.

“Make no mistake: the Biden-Harris Administration is the most pro-immigrant administration in recent history. On his first day in office, President Biden sent a comprehensive immigration reform plan to Congress. He’s also been a strong champion for Dreamers and DACA recipients, taking the necessary actions to defend and expand protections for DACA recipients, which include expanding access to health care under the Affordable Care Act. And now, he’s going a step further by taking the necessary action to expand relief from deportation that is going to benefit so many families.

“We celebrate this victory and are grateful to our diverse and broad coalition, especially the immigrant rights groups that got us to this moment. We also renew our commitment to working alongside our coalition and the Biden-Harris Administration to pass comprehensive immigration reform so we can fix our broken immigration system once and for all.”