USA and the UK
Biden orders to fix immigration system set by Trump
The new president-elect has a different vision for the US immigration policy, although this will take time and money.
President-elect Joe Biden’s vision for the new US immigration policy describes a chapter different that the family separations era which marked Trump presidency.
However, changing the broken immigration system would take time, resources and support from the Congress. Sarah Pierce, a policy analyst at the Migration Policy Institute, said:
“They’re just gonna have too much else on their plate. There’s no way that a Biden administration will be able to get through and undo all of those changes in four years, and maybe not even eight.”
For many, Trump’s term has represented a reign of terror for immigrants, especially for those of color, which have often been described as “criminals, drug dealers, rapists”. Some of the priorities of its administration were pushing to indefinitely children detention, as well as turning away those who were too poor to become residents of the US.
Now, Biden has promised to change Trump’s agenda. First, he aims to create a taskforce to reunite hundreds of children separated from their parents after the mismanagement of the US-Mexico border situation. Then, he wants to do away Trump’s travel ban, which led to Islamophobia and bigotry.
Asked about the new immigration system he aims to introduce, Biden said:
“There’s a lot to do. Now is the time to push harder than ever.”
President-elect Joe Biden has new ideas for US immigration policy. [Image credit: The Independent]