UFW Foundation Applauds New Executive Actions Aimed at Keeping Families Together

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Biden Administration announced executive actions on immigration that will grant parole in place to qualifying spouses of U.S. citizens. This program seeks to ensure that the more than 500,000 spouses and 50,000 children can remain in the U.S. with their families without fear of deportation. The administration also announced a new streamlined process for DACA recipients and others who are graduates of accredited U.S. institutions of higher education and are applying for employment-based visas.

UFW Foundation Interim Chief Executive Officer Erica Lomeli Corcoran, said:

“The UFW Foundation welcomes the Biden Administration’s new executive actions to provide protections for thousands of undocumented immigrants married to U.S. citizens and streamline the process for certain DACA recipients and DACA-eligible youth seeking employment-based visas. The actions announced today will help hundreds of thousands all over the country begin to find stability. We commend the Biden Administration for working to ensure that families stay together in the only country they know as home.

Today’s actions are a direct result of decades of grassroots efforts and mark progress towards forging a future that brings us together as one. While today we celebrate this monumental progress, we also continue to urge Congress to deliver permanent solutions such as a pathway to citizenship for farm workers, DACA recipients and undocumented youth.

The UFW Foundation will work to ensure that individuals can access this benefit with the help of our immigration legal services team.”


The UFW Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, advocates for labor rights and protections for farm workers across the U.S. and provides educational outreach and critical services such as serving as the largest provider of immigration legal services to low-income rural California communities. For more information, visit https: www.ufwfoundation.org