Biden stimulus checks are one step closer: Here's the latest

Share

"I'm eliminating bad policy", he told reporters.

Again, Biden is right to aim high. He ordered reviews of a nationwide expansion of fast-track deportation authority and of agreements with Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras for the U.S.to reject asylum applicants and instead send them to those Central American countries with an opportunity to seek protection there. Biden harshly criticized the policy during his presidential election campaign. The second established a task force to reunite more than 600 families who remain separated as a result of the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy. "That program takes people who apply for asylum in the USA and dumps them in Mexico, where they are supposed to eke out some sort of existence while the U.S".

The asylum seekers - 12 adults and their 14 children - fled violence and persecution in their home countries and sought refuge in the United States. Biden issued a proclamation on January 20, his first day in office, ordering a freeze on border wall projects and directing a review of the legality of its funding and contracting methods. "These families deserve citizenship, care and resources".

Biden sent an immigration reform bill to key lawmakers on his first day in office that would provide an eight-year pathway to citizenship for numerous estimated 11 million people living in the country unlawfully.

An income cap is a valid point, but you won't find many others coming from the Republicans, whose $618 billion counterproposal doesn't exactly meet this emergency with the requisite vigor.

The announcements come as Biden aides warn that Mr. Trump's border policies that put asylum increasingly out of reach may take months to unwind - a position that has caused grumbling among some pro-immigration advocates.

Though MPP has been suspended going forward, it remains unclear what will happen to people who have been placed in the program and are waiting in Mexico for their immigration court date. Trump ended the program in 2017.

Israel ships first vaccine batch to Palestinians
There are about 2.7 million Palestinians residing in the West Bank, and another 1.8 million in Gaza. The rest of an expected 5,000 doses will be sent in three more shipments.

Critics have noted that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is still deporting immigrants-and allegedly torturing them-despite a longstanding pledge by the 46th president not to deport anyone within his first 100 days in office.

The review of the so-called "public charge" rule is expected to start the process to rescind it, according to two people familiar with the plan.

In both cases, lower courts ruled against the Trump administration.

"We just have to keep having those conversations with folks on the Hill, but I feel like - and I think the president feels like - we are meeting this moment because we're hearing it from the American people very loud and clear", she said.

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of SC said the orders "undercut bipartisan immigration solutions".

The "remain in Mexico" policy, which took effect in 2019, has forced tens of thousands of migrants along the southern border to wait in Mexico, rather than entering the United States, while their asylum claims are processed.

"Things require additional agency action for process to take place".

Share