New Executive Order for Dreamers and Undocumented Families: 3 Transformative Impacts

President Joe Biden executive order for Dreamers and Undocumented Families

On June 18, 2024, President Joe Biden signed a highly anticipated executive order that promises to transform the lives of countless Dreamers and undocumented families. This Executive Order for Dreamers and undocumented families is significant, coming just days after the 12th anniversary of DACA, or the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, an initiative close to Biden’s heart from his days as Vice President under President Obama.

It provided temporary relief from deportation and work permits for young adults, often referred to as Dreamers, who had come to the U.S. as children but lacked legal status as they grew older. The term “Dreamers” is derived from the DREAM Act, first proposed in 2001, which aimed to provide similar protections. Over 800,000 individuals benefited from DACA, allowing them to work legally and live without the immediate fear of deportation.

However, DACA has faced numerous legal challenges, especially in recent years. In 2021, the program hit a major roadblock when court battles over its rescission and the restoration of green cards for Dreamers left the program in a precarious state, halting new deferments and placing many Dreamers in a state of uncertainty.

The Latest Executive Order for Dreamers and Families: A New Lifeline

Executive Order for Dreamers

President Biden’s executive order for Dreamers and undocumented families, signed on June 18, 2024, is a significant step towards resolving some of the challenges Dreamers and their families face. This order introduces 3 key provisions:

1. Expedited Work Visas for DACA Recipients and Dreamers:

Dreamers who have earned a college degree and secured employment in their field of study can now obtain work visas more quickly. This provision acknowledges the contributions of Dreamers to the U.S. economy and ensures that their talents are not wasted.

2. Protections for Undocumented Spouses of U.S. Citizens:

The order provides new safeguards against deportation for undocumented spouses of American citizens. This measure enables families to stay together and supports the legal integration of these individuals into U.S. society.

3. Support for Non-Citizen Children:

In addition to protecting spouses, the executive order also extends protections to the non-citizen children of these families, ensuring that they too can remain in the U.S. without the fear of being deported.


For more insights on immigration policies, check out our detailed guide on “The Biden Administration’s Parole in Place: 7 Critical Steps for Success“. It provides essential steps for preparing your application and navigating the new immigration landscape.

Call 630 504-0648 or book an appointment through this link to learn more about this new executive order for Dreamers and undocumented families and see how it can be a possible option for you or your family!

Facebook: Qazi Law Offices

Instagram: AbogadaFarrahQazi

LinkedIn: Qazi Law offices