Biden Announces Immigration Plan On Asylum & Deportation Policies
On Tuesday, the Biden administration released a 21-point-plan to speed up both asylum and deportations processing for undocumented immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border.
The plan states that asylum officers are granted the full authority to manage asylum cases, making the process a lot faster.
In addition to this, 100 judges will be added to speed up the immigration cases around the border.
“The United States can allow people to exercise their legal right to apply for asylum while also reducing irregular migration and maintaining an orderly, secure, and well-managed border,” the plan says.
Since President Joe Biden‘s inauguration, the border has been crowded with a wave of illegal migrants from Mexico and Central America, many of whom expected the new president to have more immigrant-friendly policies.
In response to this recent flux in illegal immigrants, the plan states that migrants who do not qualify for asylum will be “promptly removed” from the United States.
“Asylum and other legal migration pathways should remain available to those seeking protection. Those not seeking protection or who don’t qualify will be promptly removed to their countries of origin,” the plan said.
The White House has further noted that the Tuesday plan would bring the “fair, orderly and humane” immigration system.
“Success in building this fair, orderly, and humane immigration system won’t be achieved overnight, especially after the prior Administration’s irrational and inhumane policies, but this Administration has a blueprint to get there and is making real progress,” the plan said. “We will always be a nation of borders, and we will enforce our immigration laws in a way that is fair and just. We will continue to work to fortify an orderly immigration system.”
Earlier this month, U.S. District Court Judge Andrew Hanen in Texas blocked the Biden administration from accepting new applications of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
DACA, which was first implemented in 2012 and ended in the Trump era, allows immigrants, who came to the U.S. as undocumented children, to have a work permit and protection from being deported.