President-elect Biden’s administration on Tuesday warned that any change in the immigration system would not happen overnight in a bid to ease expectations that a Democrat in the White House would quickly undo the harsh policies of the Trump administration.
Crossing officials, however, discussed plans to change the procedures for asylum seekers at the southern border. The incoming administration stated that it wanted to identify the most vulnerable immigrants, first of all to process their claims, not on the basis of the first visitor, the first service.
The change is part of Biden’s team’s plan to review the asylum processing process altogether, the transitional authorities told reporters by telephone.
“The goal is to change the way people meet at the border, to make the process more efficient, to make it fairer, to make it more humanitarian,” said Biden, a transition official. “This means that asylum seekers are allowed to file lawsuits so that asylum seekers are not involved in litigation for years.”
The Trump administration’s severe restrictions on immigrants, as well as all its policies, personnel and logistical changes, mean that the system must be carefully restored, said a Biden transition official.
“It really is a huge challenge, because the current administration has broken a lot of things,” said the transition official.
The Trump administration issued an order citing: pandemic, which effectively blocks most immigrants from entering the US immigration system. Prior to the outbreak, border guards regulated how many immigrants were allowed to enter the United States to seek asylum, a process known as queue management or “measurement.”
A Biden transition official said the administration intends to end the census that began under the Obama administration because it artificially limits capacity, reduces access to the country’s immigration system, and prevents immigrants from seeking protection in the United States. In October, the Office of the Chief Inspector of the National Security Department report: It turned out that the US authorities, who apply to asylum seekers at official border checkpoints, tell immigrants that they have no place to process them, regardless of whether they can actually.
Their plan differs from the census in that it aims to increase processing at the border and prioritize those most in need of protection, said Biden’s transition official. The most vulnerable immigrants will be identified with the help of local NGOs.
“At the moment, people are sleeping outside ports to keep their turn, when we have a health crisis. “It’s a terrible situation,” said Biden. “The program is a partner with Mexican organizations to ensure that we work together to effectively recruit individuals waiting to arrive at ports.”
Speaking to reporters, Susan Rice was elected to chair Biden’s Internal Policy Council, and’s security’s Sullivan, his chosen national security adviser, spoke to a Spanish-language agency. EFE: that it will take months to fully recover the asylum processing at the border.
“The ability to process at the border is not like a light you can just turn on or off,” Rice told EFE. “Migrants and asylum seekers should absolutely not believe those in the region who sell the idea that the border will suddenly be completely open for everyone to work on the first day. That will not be the case. “
Rice said the Biden administration would address the root causes of migration by working with civil society, the private sector, governments and international partners. The administration has said it hopes to implement a $ 4 billion four-year plan to fight corruption, increase security and promote prosperity in areas where people are fleeing.
“We know that many people will not choose to leave their country, to risk their lives, their families, as long as the conditions at home are no more dangerous than emigrating,” Rice told EFE.
Another plan is to expand legal migration routes that will allow people to apply for refugee resettlement, temporary worker, and other labor-based programs within the Western Hemisphere, including Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador.
Sullivan said the Biden administration would not immediately suspend Trump’s Migrant Protection Protocols (MPPs), forcing immigrants to wait in Mexico until their U.S. immigration cases were completed. The plan is to end it at the beginning of the Biden administration.
“The MPP was a disaster from the beginning, it led to a humanitarian crisis in northern Mexico. “But the practical implementation of the new policy will take time,” Sullivan said. “The current administration has dismantled most of the necessary facilities to ensure the safe and regular processing of migrants. We need time to increase recycling capacity to meet public health needs. ”