Biden's Immigration Policies
Updated: Nov 13
Many will argue that Biden's administration will result in an AMNESTY or FREE-FOR-ALL or even ILLEGALLY-REWARDING effect. But perhaps some good will result from those very bold and potentially reckless moves if more good things (than bad things) will have resulted from them.
U.S. to reverse Trump's 'draconian' immigration policies, Biden tells Mexican president
By Reuters Staff 2 MIN READ WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States plans to reverse the Trump administration’s “draconian” immigration approach while working on policies addressing the causes of migration, President Joe Biden told his Mexican counterpart, the White House said on Saturday. In a Friday call with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Biden outlined his plan to create new legal pathways for immigration and improve the process for people requesting asylum, according to an account of the call released by the White House. Priorities include “reversing the previous administration’s draconian immigration policies,” the White House said.
The two leaders agreed to work together towards reducing “irregular migration,” the White House release said. Mexico has a major role to play in Biden’s plans for immigration reform. Earlier this month, Mexico helped coordinate efforts in Central America to contain a large caravan of migrants heading for the United States. Mexico’s Foreign Ministry also said it had begun talks with Washington about a COVID-19-related order signed by Biden to establish firmer health protocols for people entering U.S. territory. The call was “pleasant and respectful,” López Obrador said in a brief Twitter post. “Everything indicates relations will be good and for the benefit of our people and nations,” López Obrador said. Nevertheless, Biden’s inauguration comes at a time of simmering tension over a now-dropped U.S. investigation into former Mexican defense minister Salvador Cienfuegos. Cracking down on both legal and illegal immigration was a core focus of Biden’s predecessor, Donald Trump.