11 Million Illegal Migrants To Gain Legal Status In President-Elect Joe Biden’s Early Legislation Plan
A New Migrant Caravan Headed for the United States advances towards Guatemala from Naco, Honduras. Some estimates place the number of migrants in the caravan at thousands. Mexican officials are mobilizing forces to stop the caravan.
This as President-elect Joe Biden plans to send a legislative package to Congress to give the more than 11 million migrants in the country illegally, citizenship according to the Biden-Harris Transition team.
The measure is also said to shorten the length of time it takes for migrants with temporary protected status, and DACA to become citizens.
According to the transition team, The proposal will not include additional immigration enforcement measures.
President Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris have both said said their plan would impact millions of immigrants in the U.S. who are here illegally.
Biden has previously said that he would reverse President Donald Trumps immigration policies, halt construction on the southern border wall and would open the southern border for his first 100 days in office.
Biden has said that he wants to enact a human immigration system that will:
- Take urgent action to reverse President Trump’s immigration policies
- Welcome immigrants in our communities
- Reassert America’s commitment to asylum-seekers and refugees
In the first 100 days, a Biden Administration will:
- Immediately reverse the Trump Administration’s policies , including ending the prosecution of parents for immigration violations
- End President Trump’s asylum policies. Biden will end these policies, starting with Trump’s Migrant Protection Protocols.
- End the mismanagement of the asylum system, Trump’s policy of “metering” — limiting the number of asylum applications accepted each day — which provide that migrants wait in Mexico while their cases go through the court process.
- Surge humanitarian resources to the border and foster public-private initiatives. Biden will dramatically increase U.S. government resources to support migrants awaiting assessment of their asylum claims and to the organizations providing for their needs.
- Reverse Trump’s public charge rule, which Allows immigration officials to make an individual’s ability to receive a visa or gain permanent residency contingent on their use of government services such as SNAP benefits or Medicaid, their household income.
- End the National Emergency that allocates federal dollars from the Department of Defense to build a wall. Biden will direct federal resources to smart border enforcement efforts, like investments in improving screening infrastructure at our ports of entry.
- Rescind the travel and refugee bans.
- Order an immediate review of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Biden will protect TPS and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) holders from being returned to their countries and offer a path to citizenship through legislative immigration reform.
The following is a news release from the Biden- Harris Transition team on their conversation with Mexican Officials regarding immigration:
As a follow-up to the January 6, 2021 conversation between National Security Advisor-designate Jake Sullivan and Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard, members of the Biden-Harris transition team met today with representatives of the Mexican government to discuss migration. The transition team members expressed their desire to work with Mexico and other regional partners to address the root causes of migration, as well as the importance of fostering economic growth in Central America and a shared commitment to human rights and orderly migration. The discussion continues a long-established tradition of incoming Administrations engaging with their North American partners and focusing entirely on matters that will arise after inauguration, in preparation for cooperation between the two countries.