Miller Mayer immigration attorney Steve Yale-Loehr was quoted by Univision in “Temporary Residence and Travel Permits: Immigration Measures Approved in Biden’s Social Plan in the House.” He said that the “budget bill includes a number of important immigration provisions, including up to 10 years of work authorization and protection against deportation for undocumented people living in the United States The bill would also give the Department of Homeland Security $2.8 billion to help process immigration applications and reduce backlogs in case processing … and would recover employment-based and family-sponsored green cards that have not been used and that otherwise would expire at the end of each year. If enacted as is, the House bill would not offer a path to legalization for the roughly 10 million noncitizens who lack immigration status. However, the immigration provisions of the House bill would still constitute the most significant immigration changes in decades and would provide a beginning to fix our broken immigration system.” Find the article here (Spanish, with English translation available).
Steve was interviewed on National Public Radio’s The World about the immigration provisions in the social spending bill. The interview can be found here.