- LAST MINUTE: Biden ‘finally’ gives good news to undocumented immigrants.
- Thousands will get TPS thanks to Biden’s actions.
- It is revealed who will be saved from deportation thanks to TPS.
Biden’s government benefits thousands of undocumented immigrants with TPS. President Joe Biden made various proposals that would benefit millions of immigrants in the United States, and after just over 6 months in power, those benefits could finally be around the corner.
This Tuesday, the government of President Joe Biden officially extended the Temporary Protection Status (TPS), favoring about one hundred thousand people, which adds more than 400,000 undocumented persons eligible for this protection under his Administration, highlights Efe.
Biden takes action and thousands of illegal immigrants benefit
The period to register and obtain TPS for new immigrants accepted by the Biden administration begins this Tuesday, August 3 and will remain in effect until February 3, 2023, according to the Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
The agency’s announcement opens up the possibility for another 100,000 undocumented immigrants to obtain temporary protection from deportation. According to USCIS data, 40,865 were protected by the injunction since 2010, before its extension announced on July 30.
TPS extends and protects thousands
In addition, this Tuesday the deadline for Venezuelans, Syrians and Burmese to request Temporary Protected Status (TPS) that allows them to live and work in the United States was extended 180 days to 18 months. The period for the initial presentation of TPS applications for Venezuelans now extends until September 9, 2022, highlights Efe.
There are currently about 746,000 people from a dozen countries designated for TPS. At the beginning of the government of Democratic President Joe Biden last January there were about 319,000 TPS beneficiaries, according to figures obtained by Efe. Since then, another 427,000 have become eligible for the program according to Efe.
Biden protects thousands of illegal immigrants after ‘coup’
The Biden government included Venezuela among the countries designated for the program, and it is estimated that this extended the benefit to some 323,000 people, Efe points out. Congress has not stepped in to grant legal permanent residence to TPS recipients. El Salvador leads the list of undocumented persons with 198,420 undocumented persons protected by the TPS, followed by Honduras, with 60,350; Haiti with 40,865, and Nepal with 10,160.
So President Joe Biden “is clearly making use of his limited powers to legalize unauthorized segments of the immigrant population,” said Jessica Bolter, from the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), quoted by Efe.
Will the ‘papers’ finally arrive?
Immigrant advocacy groups are lobbying for Congress to pass legalization and a path to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants, as well as beneficiaries of deferred deportation (DACA).
The “Tepesianos” as those protected by the TPS are known, as well as the workers who, during the pandemic, have been designated as essential, including the peasants, have also been considered in the efforts of a path to the papers.
Biden’s government announces who will be the undocumented beneficiaries of the new TPS
The extension that goes into effect today benefits undocumented Haitian immigrants. Temporary protected status is a benefit that the United States government assigns to countries where there are armed conflicts or natural disasters, and protects the citizens of those countries by giving them temporary permits to live and work in the United States.
The good news for thousands of undocumented immigrants in the US comes after the announcement that the Government of President Joe Biden extended the so-called Title 42 that allows the immediate deportation of undocumented immigrants at the border due to COVID-19.
Donald Trump implemented the measure against illegal immigrants backed by Biden
The immediate expulsions of immigrants will continue, and that is, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, for its acronym in English) extended a measure imposed by the Trump administration on Monday, August 2.
The health measure allows the expulsion of immigrants who cross the border in an undocumented way due to the health emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Efe points out. The Biden government extended the so-called Title 42 that authorizes the expulsion of immigrants.
Biden administration extends title 42 to expel immigrants
Title 42 uses public health reasons to remove undocumented immigrants who have just entered the country, highlights Efe. In a release, the CDC indicated that “regardless of their country of origin, migration through Canada and Mexico to the United States creates a serious danger of introduction of COVID-19 in the country.”
Therefore, the CDC considered that “a temporary suspension is necessary to protect public health.” The extension of this measure takes place from this August 2 and will remain in force until the director of the CDC determines it.
Who will not be affected by title 42?
Rochelle Paula Walensky, will decide on the danger of a greater introduction of COVID-19 to the United States by undocumented foreigners when it has ceased to be a serious danger to public health, the institution clarified in the statement.
Immigrant minors who cross the border alone will not be affected by the measure. “The order supersedes the October 13, 2020 order previously issued under this authority,” the CDC said of the order imposed under Trump’s tenure.
Biden government reveals when title 42 could end
“The CDC continues to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic at US borders and ports of entry,” the health institution highlighted. The agency will analyze transmission risks of COVID-19 as well as its variants and measures against them.
“As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves and our risk assessment changes, the CDC will re-evaluate the existing Order,” said the statement, which also revealed that such reviews to remove or maintain the order will be every sixty days.
They sue the Biden government to eliminate title 42
The announcement comes on the same day that the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the Texas Civil Rights Project, the Center for Gender and Refugee Studies and other groups filed a lawsuit against the Administration of President Joe Biden to stop applying title 42.
The lawsuit against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, filed in Federal Court for the District of Columbia, argues that Title 42 “violates long-standing immigration statutes that require asylum seekers to have a full and fair process.” Efe points out.
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