President Joe Biden on Wednesday began to change Donald Trump’s immigration policies, which are part of an aggressive move to reverse some of his predecessor’s controversial actions and plan a new national course.
In one of his first actions as President, Biden signed a major initiative to end travel and immigration restrictions from many Muslim countries. The measure directs the State Department to re-evaluate visas in those countries and to establish a system of contact with affected persons, such as those who have been denied entry into the U.S.
The move also calls for a review of some of the “extremist” practices used by Trump’s administration, while directing the U.S. To improve data sharing with foreign governments to strengthen passenger inspections.
Biden also proposed an immigration bill that would provide for the citizenship of an estimated 11 million people living illegally to White House News Secretary Jen Psaki on Wednesday night for the president to send a text of his proposal to Congress.
The law points to significant differences in Trump’s administration’s efforts to ban illegal and illegal immigrants within four years of being in power.
The new president has issued a decree ordering the suspension of Trump’s wall along the Mexican border. It removes the national emergency declared by Trump to get the wall money.
The ban on travel and the border wall was in fulfillment of Trump’s mid-2016 campaign promises, anti-immigration measures and a reduction in the number of Muslims coming to the U.S. Biden denounced them as attacks on minority ethnic and religious minorities.
Just one week after taking office, Trump has announced that he will suspend the entry of travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries: Iran, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Somalia and Sudan. The policy also suspended the resettlement of refugees. Federal judges have banned the first type of ban from being used. The third type occurs after many court challenges.
The ban on Biden’s decision to block access to most people from Iran, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Somalia and North Korea. It also banned the visas for immigrants from Nigeria, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar and Eritrea and for others from Venezuela and Tanzania.
Biden’s immigration law is ambitious, and as a result, it could face challenges in Congress.
The proposal seeks an eight-year term for undocumented immigrant citizenship, down from 13, and much shorter for so-called illegal immigrants in the U.S., as well as for those with temporary protection.
The bill seeks to address the causes of migration by strengthening aid in Central American countries. It facilitates the migration of people fleeing violence and increases the persecution of human traffickers and drug traffickers. However, it does not cost much to increase cross-border security measures, which would make it difficult to gain support from Congress in the Republic.
The reversal of the travel ban is part of a ten-day crackdown on bureaucrats aimed at overturning Trump’s key policies without waiting for Congress, on topics ranging from the Covid-19 epidemic to climate change and criminal justice.
On Wednesday Biden re-signed an executive order revoking the Trump administration’s priorities to strengthen immigration that boosted southern U.S. border surveillance and cast a wide net in the middle of the country. The decision clears the way for the Biden administration to set smaller goals for itself.
Strengthening the DACA Program
Another order signed by Biden instructs the Department of Homeland Security to tighten up the Deferred Action for Childhood Migrants program that Trump’s administration wants to end. The program provides for the restoration of exile and work permits for hundreds of thousands of dreamers.
The new president also reinstates the protection of the Liberian deportation, which Trump officials have tried to reduce.
Biden next week is expected to issue an order instructing government agencies to accelerate the reunification of families separated from the U.S. border. And Mexico as part of Trump’s invasion of immigrants. The new administration is also considering a broad ban on deportation in the coming days.
In another immigration issue, Trump issued an order Tuesday night suspending the deportation of Venezuelan immigrants to the U.S., citing Nicolas Maduro’s “independent government”, which his superiors had tried to overthrow. It is unclear whether Biden will allow the order to stop.