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Protecting Immigrant Spouses of Citizens From Deportation to Benefit Their Families and Communities

June 18, 2024


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Presented by The Conversation

When one family member cannot safely travel, work, or access healthcare, all family members suffer. President Biden announced in June of 2024 that immigrants living in the U.S. without legal status, but are married to U.S. citizens, will now have protection from deportation. Migration scholars Jane Lilly López and Kristina Fullerton Rico historicize and analyze the impacts of this life-changing policy in a piece for The Conversation. 

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