USAHello logo

New administration takes action on immigration

On January 20th, 2021, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were sworn into office. On their first day, the new administration took immediate action issuing several executive actions and proposals to congress.
In the coming months there are expected to be many policy changes that impact our communities. We are committed to keeping you informed with trustworthy information. We are also working hard to get translations of our updates up as quickly as possible. Visit our News and Updates page to stay up-to-date.
What orders were issued during the President’s first week in office?
The new President has issued 33 executive actions since taking office on January 20th. These include six orders specifically impacting immigration:
  • Repeal the travel ban (also known as the “Muslim ban”). 
  • Extend protection from deportation and work authorization for Liberians under the DED program until June 30, 2022. 
  • Direct Congress to permanently protect DACA program recipients. 
  • Stop construction of the border wall. 
  • Require non-U.S. citizens to be included in the US Census count for redrawing congressional districts in 2021. 
  • 100-day pause on deportations. Return deportation priorities to focus on specific groups such as those that are convicted of serious crimes or pose a threat to national security. This last order was blocked from going into effect by a judge on January 26th. 
What is the Citizenship Act of 2021
In addition to all the new executive orders, the Biden administration sent the Citizenship Act of 2021 to Congress on his first day in office. The Citizenship Act is a proposed bill to reform the current immigration system in the USA. If approved, this proposal would provide a pathway to citizenship for millions of people living in the USA who are undocumented. DACA recipients, TPS holders and immigrant farm workers who meet certain requirements could be immediately eligible for a green card.
Read more about the Citizenship Act, who it impacts and next steps!
Join us tonight on Facebook Live for Foro Informativo sobre Daca at 5pm pacific / 8pm eastern (note – this event is in español only). Our content Director Adriana Cadena will be sharing information about our Spanish resources on a free Facebook live event hosted by the Border Network for Human Rights and Proyecto Immigrante.
USAHello recently launched the only free online Spanish language GED preparation program. The new class has all lessons, videos, diagrams and quizzes in Spanish. This is a great class for people planning to take the GED exam in Spanish! All of our classes are 100% free of charge and open to all people.
For anyone who applied for citizenship on or after December 1st, 2020, there is an updated civics exam. USAHello has all 128 new questions available in a free dual-language study guide in these languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Nepali, Polish, Spanish, Swahili, Tagalog (Filipino), Urdu and Vietnamese. 
***Coming Soon!***
USAHello’s free self-paced online citizenship preparation class is currently being updated to add a new class for people who will be taking the updated version of the civics exam. The new class will be available by the middle of February. For those who applied before December 1, 2020, the older version of the class will still be available.
Vietnamese, Chinese and Farsi
Over 60 resource pages on our website will soon be available in additional languages with manual translations of Vietnamese, Chinese and Farsi to be added next month! 
USAHello is a 501(c)3 not for profit organization. Our mission is to help refugees, asylum seekers, immigrants and their receiving communities thrive with free, high-quality online information and resources in many languages. Learn more at today.
Donate Today
Facebook Twitter Instagram Google LinkedIn