Welcome back to the Immigration Lawyer Blog, where we discuss all things immigration. In this video, attorney Jacob Sapochnick breaks down the new “Lawful Prospective Immigrant Status” category proposed by the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021, a new piece of legislation introduced by Congressional Democrats.
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The U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 is a brand-new bill that was recently proposed by President Joe Biden and Congressional Democrats. Much buzz has been created around this bill because it proposes an earned pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United States on or before January 1, 2021.
While this bill still needs to pass the House and the Senate, in order to become law, it brings us one step closer to a lasting resolution for the millions of undocumented immigrants living in the United States.
Under the new bill, a new category of lawful immigration status would be created also known as “lawful prospective immigrant status” or LPI. Specifically, the new bill proposes adding a section to the Immigration and Nationality Act known as 245(B), which would authorize the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to grant “lawful prospective immigrant status” to certain individuals who meet the requirements.
Such requirements would include passing a criminal background check, completing the application, and paying the filing fees. Dependents would be included in the primary application for lawful prospective immigrant status and would not need to file a separate application to receive benefits.