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Haiti - FLASH : Joe Biden wants to reform immigration, in his first 100 days
09/12/2020 07:20:33

Haiti - FLASH : Joe Biden wants to reform immigration, in his first 100 days
In an interview on NBC, the next US President Joe Biden said he will introduce an immigration reform bill during his first 100 days in office.

Recall that during his campaign Biden vowed to reverse the restrictive policies of President Donald Trump's Administration. He also mentioned the right to asylum to the regularization of millions of undocumented migrants.

According to experts after 4 years of regulations aimed at restricting migration, including more than 400 executive actions, the question arises :

How realistic are the goals of the future president ?

According to experts, reversing the policies that have been put in place by the executive branch can happen in the first 100 days of the new government. "It is easy to undo at least some of the more visible actions, but it is more difficult to undo. build a new system without congressional approval," said Andrew Seele, Chairman of the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) think tank.

Andrew Seele recalls that reinstating the DACA program is one of the decisions Biden has promised to make and he could do it with just one executive action. If Biden reinstates the potential beneficiaries, they could then apply and be granted permission to live and work in the United States.

In the same situation are migrants with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) which allows nationals of certain countries such as El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras and Haiti to live and work in the United States. The Trump administration tried to put an end to it, setting an exit date from the country.

Plus with a simple signature, Biden can also lift President Trump's United States travel ban for people coming from Muslim-majority countries and certain African countries.

While the first steps are relatively straightforward to implement, changing measures related to federal regulations involves a longer process, which in some cases will lead to disputes that can take months or years to resolve. This category includes, among others, measures adopted by the Trump administration that have slowed down the process of obtaining permanent residence, such as the requirement of an in-person interview for all applications, the rule of public office which makes it possible to refuse the application for residence to people who are more likely to use public resources etc...

Biden also pledged to modernize the immigration system, which involves legislative reform that includes expanding visa categories and opening a path to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented people living in the territory. American.

Finally Biden will face a difficult situation at the border with Mexico with thousands of migrants waiting in Mexico for their asylum application, not constrained by the Migrant Protection Protocol, put in place by the Trump administration, which prohibits applicants from waiting in the United States for a response from the American administration...

In short, the future of several legislative measures Biden wants will not be feasible in the first 100 days and their achievements will depend very much on the willingness of dialogue between Democrats and Republicans, which is not a given.

The TPS for Haitians extended by 9 months : https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-32476-haiti-flash-the-tps-for-haitians-extended-by-9-months.html

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