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Biden to give legal status to 500,000 undocumented spouses

Biden to give legal status to 500,000 undocumented spouses
The policy will allow those who have been in the US for at least 10 years to work legally.

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President Joe Biden has announced a new policy that will grant legal status to 500,000 undocumented spouses of US citizens. The policy will apply to those who have been in the country for at least 10 years and will allow them to work legally. The White House believes this move will help make the US immigration system less "unfair" and "unjust". Additionally, the administration is planning to ease and speed up the visa process for highly skilled undocumented immigrants who have received degrees from US universities or have received a job offer in their field. This announcement comes two weeks after a sweeping executive action was issued to quickly remove migrants entering the US illegally without processing their asylum requests. The move has received mixed reactions, with some praising the administration for addressing long-term undocumented immigrants, while others criticize the policy as "unconscionable".

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