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      We are thrilled to share the latest announcement for the Biden Administration regarding a new process that allows certain noncitizen spouses of U.S. citizens to apply for lawful permanent residence without leaving the United States. At Law Offices of Norka M. Schell, LLC, we are dedicated to helping families stay together, and we are here to guide you through this exciting opportunity.

     Under this new process announced by the Biden Administration, eligible noncitizen spouses who meet specific criteria will have the chance to apply for adjustment of status while remaining in the United States. This means they can avoid the hardship of separation from their loved ones during the application process.

     Who is eligible for this opportunity? Noncitizen spouse who:

     1. Have been living in the United States for 10 years or more.

     2. Do not pose any threat to public safety or national security.

     3. And demonstrate a favorable exercise of discretion.

     It is important to note that individuals with a non-disqualifying history and those who don’t pose a threat to national security or public safety will be given this opportunity. Our experienced, immigration legal team at Law Offices of Norka M. Schell, LLC will ensure that your case presents a compelling argument for a favorable exercise of discretion.   

     Furthermore, noncitizen children of noncitizen spouses may also be eligible for parole under this process if they meet certain requirements.

     While the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is not currently accepting applications for this program, we anticipate that the process will be opened in the next few months. Once the program is active, we expect that noncitizen spouses of U.S. citizens will need to file their applications and provide supporting documentation to demonstrate their eligibility. Our dedicated, immigration attorneys will be with you every step of the way, assisting you in preparing a strong application package and ensuring all requirements are met.

     Keep an eye out for further updates, including a notice in the Federal Register, which will outline the specific steps for this program. At the Law Offices of Norka M. Schell, LLC, we are committed to providing you with the latest information and guidance throughout your immigration journey.

     Contact us today at (212)258-0713 to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can help you take advantage of this new opportunity to secure lawful permanent residence for your noncitizen spouse, keeping your family united.