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Is there an amnesty that can help undocumented immigrants at this time?

Every day, thousands of undocumented immigrants arrive in the United States with the hope of having a better life for themselves and their loved ones.

However, the migration policy implemented has toughen laws and measures to prevent people from entering the country informally.

The options that undocumented people have to get a Green Card are shared with you on this page where it is stated  information to get the residency.

Occasionally, the US Congress grants an amnesty that is a pardon for undocumented status, and a path to legal permanent residence.

In this era, what is current in immigration is:

  • Cancellation of deportation: A remedy called Non-LPR Cancellation of Removal allows non-citizens who already have deportation procedures, request the judge who grants Green Cards, to give them one upon appealing that they have been living (“continuously physically”) in the US for at least ten years. Arguing that their deportation would cause “exceptional and extremely unusual hardships” to family members who are US citizens or legal permanent residents (LPR). Applicants must prove that they have “good moral character” and have not been found guilty of certain crimes or have violated the law.
  • DACA: This program was implemented by President Barack Obama to help young adults who came to the United States as children and who meet the requirements to be part of it. (This program is known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA). The people who are part of this program receive a work permit.

In 2017, President Donald Trump announced his goal to finish DACA, which is known as the Dreamers program. The decision is in the Supreme Court.

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