Immigrant spouses to benefit from new US ruling
United States, 24th January: As per changes by US President Barack Obama, undocumented immigrants will be able to make application for a special provisional waiver.
And this is certainly a great step for thousands of undocumented immigrants living in the US currently.
New rules benefit immigrant spouses-Obama’s new policy clearly maintains that getting legal US status will now become a lot more easier for a large number of undocumented immigrants in the US.
The new ruling will come into effect from 4th March, 2013 onwards. It is targeted to help undocumented immigrants living in the US and married to those having US citizenship.
The waiver reform was announced by Obama in January last year and has been given finalization only this month.
What does the new change in US immigration policy mean?—As per the new rules, undocumented immigrants having US citizens as their married spouses will now get the authority to forward an application for a special waiver.
So, they will no longer be required to move out of the US and face stricter fines before being able to get their legal documents from a spouse having US citizenship. Rather, they can simply apply for a special waiver from within the US.
Immigrants elated by the new rules—This has send a wave of happiness and celebration among undocumented immigrants in the US being married to US citizens. The decision is among a couple of moves by US President Obama in the span of last two years meant to benefit undocumented immigrants.
And immigrants are certainly pleased by the new guidelines becoming effective 4th March, 2013.
A 33-year-old undocumented immigrant who is married to a US citizen Richard Hernandez says the news is really great. She further states that she will not have to move out of the US and stay away from her two daughters, one of whom is suffering from physical disability.
So, those having a clean record along with long ties to the US will be offered protection from an imminent deportation by the new ruling. The step make Obama a popular figure among Latinos and Asians in the US.