President Biden is set to announce new protections for undocumented spouses of U.S. citizens and Dreamers. The executive action, expected to be unveiled soon, aims to shield approximately 500,000 undocumented immigrants from deportation. These measures include allowing undocumented spouses of U.S. citizens who have resided in the country for over ten years to work legally. The initiative, known as “parole in place,” will also streamline the process for these individuals to obtain green cards and eventually U.S. citizenship.

This move comes after significant pressure from immigration advocates and Democratic lawmakers who have urged the administration to address the long-standing issues within the immigration system. The proposal is part of a broader strategy by the Biden administration to create a more just and equitable immigration system, balancing recent strict asylum policies at the border with more compassionate measures for those already integrated into American society.