How to be ready for any immigration reform in the Biden-Harris Administration

Do you have questions about potential immigration reform? Here are some tips that will help prepare for any reform.

1) Have copies of your immigration or criminal records. 

You can request your immigration records from USCIS here. If you’ve been stopped by immigration agents along the border, we recommend also requesting your records from CBP here. If you’ve ever had a case in immigration court, instructions to request those records are here. You can request criminal records from the county court where you were arrested or charged. If you don’t feel comfortable submitting these records requests, our office can assist you. 

2) Have certified copies of your vital documents.

Immigration officers and judges will want to see original certified copies of your birth certificate and passport (if you have one), and if applicable, your marriage certificate, divorce judgment, and childrens’ birth certificates. 

3) Have proof that you were in the United States on January 1, 2021.

The Biden-Harris Administration’s immigration legislation proposal includes a pathway to U.S. citizenship for individuals who were physically in the United States on January 1, 2021. While this proposal is not yet law, it’s useful to save this proof now. 

4) Get screened!

Although we don’t know what the exact eligibility requirements will be for any immigration reform because the Biden-Harris legislation isn’t yet law, having the attorney screen you now is still useful. The attorney is familiar with the types of cases that cause the most issues in immigration law and may be able to help you address any issues now.

If you are in need of Naturalization or Immigration support, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!