WASHINGTON, Jan. 19, 2022—The President Biden introduced a welcoming and inclusive imaginative and prescient for immigration in a legislative proposal and a sequence of govt actions signed on his first day in workplace. However one 12 months into Biden’s presidency, his administration continues among the most damaging immigration insurance policies that he denounced on the marketing campaign path whereas additionally coping with persistent points that worsened beneath his predecessor.
President Biden inherited a beleaguered immigration system that erects boundaries to accessing lawful mechanisms to return to america, makes humanitarian safety out of attain for a lot of who want it, and fails to supply a everlasting answer to long-standing members of our communities. These boundaries have had a dramatic affect on immigration tendencies, the financial system, and communities throughout America that can take years to reverse.
The next assertion is from Jeremy Robbins, govt director of the American Immigration Council:
“One 12 months in the past, we applauded President Biden’s proposal for immigration reform and acknowledged dedication to create a cohesive America the place all individuals are welcomed and the place sound immigration coverage can thrive. One 12 months into his administration, the president has made progress in a number of important areas, together with starting the troublesome work of restoring our system of authorized immigration. However smart reform on immigration eludes our perpetually divided Congress, and a few of Biden’s efforts to enact immigrant-friendly insurance policies have been constrained by issues in regards to the public’s notion of his capability to safe the U.S.-Mexico border. On the finish of the primary 12 months, Biden’s promise to create a secure and orderly course of for looking for asylum on the border stays completely unfulfilled, immigration detention has expanded, separated households haven’t been made entire, and bureaucratic delays have dramatically slowed the approval of visas and work permits for immigrants.
“Our nation wants an up to date immigration system that meets the wants of our communities and the financial system and respects the dignity of every particular person on this nation. The Biden administration should redouble its efforts within the coming 12 months to make sure that the federal authorities treats immigrants and refugees pretty and with compassion, mobilize the federal forms to ensure that adjustments to our immigration system are realized, acknowledge the harms performed to 1000’s of households separated on the border, and make the system extra accessible to aspiring Individuals.
“We all know that solely a lot might be achieved in a 12 months and that immigration won’t shortly stop to be a polarizing problem. However the Biden administration should commit to making sure the well-being of all Individuals—irrespective of the place they had been born—and constructing inclusive communities throughout america. We should work collectively to rewrite immigration insurance policies for the twenty first century, restore religion on America’s promise to supply secure haven for these looking for safety, and be certain that immigrants and the communities they settle in succeed.”
The American Immigration Council has a variety of analysis and different sources on immigration reform, together with specialists obtainable to talk on the immigration successes and failures of the Biden administration, immigration detention and enforcement in Biden’s first year, and Biden’s policies on the border and access to the asylum process.
The American Immigration Council works to strengthen America by shaping how America thinks about and acts in direction of immigrants and immigration and by working towards a extra truthful and simply immigration system that opens its doorways to these in want of safety and unleashes the vitality and abilities that immigrants carry. The Council brings collectively downside solvers and employs 4 coordinated approaches to advance change—litigation, analysis, legislative and administrative advocacy, and communications. Comply with the newest Council information and dataImmigrationImpact.comand on Twitter@immcouncil.