President Biden is expected to sign legislation very early on in his tenure relating to the COVID and will likely use the House’s Heroes Act as the model. That bill, passed last May, had significant COVID-related immigration provisions. The provisions included

  • deferred action relief for undocumented essential workers
  • modified immigration procedures when agencies can’t function as normal because of COVID (video interviewing, forgiveness for delayed filings, etc.)
  • more visa flexibility for health care workers and more green cards as well for those health care workers involved in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of COVID

I summarized those provisions last May and you can find my article here.

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