DHS Announces Reunification Process for Some Immigrant Families

The department will allow out-of-country Central and South American relatives to join legal U.S. residents for up to three years.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced new processes within the family reunification program that will allow out-of-country family members of current U.S. residents to join them in the United States for up to three years. The policy only applies in certain circumstances: the out-of-country family members must be current citizens of Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, and they must be joining their U.S. family members for the sole purpose of becoming U.S. residents themselves.

“These new processes promote family unity and provide lawful pathways consistent with our laws and our values,” said Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. “The Department has proven that the expansion of safe, orderly, and lawful pathways, combined with strong enforcement, is effective in reducing dangerous, irregular migration to the United States.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Mayorkas to seek God’s wisdom as he leads his department.
  • For DHS officials as they implement strategies to reduce illegal entry into the U.S.
  • That the president and his advisors uphold and enforce existing immigration laws.

Sources: Department of Homeland Security


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