- Biden’s new DHS plan would benefit these immigrants.
- Documents show Biden’s new plan for certain undocumented immigrants.
- These are the immigrants who would benefit from the DHS plan.
Biden’s new DHS plan would benefit these immigrants. The president of the United States, Joe Biden, has announced a new policy regarding immigration and now the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has presented a new plan.
Said DHS plan, which is in charge of the Latino Alejandro Mayorkas, could result in benefits for different types of undocumented immigrants and would make immigration in the United States easier. The documents that revealed the plan were obtained by the New York Times.
Biden’s new DHS plan could ease the path for immigrants
The 42-page draft outlines various actions that DHS could take to benefit immigrants, even without congressional approval. The so-called “DHS Plan to Restore Confidence in Our Legal Immigration System” is dated May 3.
The plan would contemplate benefits to certain types of immigrants in the United States, the plan is divided into seven sections with various proposals that show the radical change with Trump’s policies that made the path “more difficult” for immigrants.
Who would benefit from Biden’s new plan?
According to the New York Times, the DHS plan would include simpler forms for immigrant applicants, as well as “fewer security hurdles,” and “more opportunities to obtain work visas,” as well as facilitating the way to reunite with their families. .
The intentions of the President Joe Biden would be getting more immigrants to the United States but legally, and if he succeeds in putting this DHS plan in motion, he could ‘finally’ deliver on his promises to millions of immigrants.
Biden’s plan even without immigration reform
According to the New York newspaper, the DHS plan that would benefit immigrants could be approved even without doing that of Joe Biden’s long-awaited Immigration Reform, which has been in Congress for months and seems to be “stopped” by the situation at the border.
The plan revealed by the aforementioned media could be achieved despite the deep division in Congress. White House officials declined to comment on the DHS plan, noting that there are many “drafts,” but they highlighted Biden’s commitment.
Immigrants Benefiting from Biden’s DHS Plan
The Biden administration’s new DHS plan proposals target highly skilled workers, victims of trafficking and some relatives of Americans living outside the country, according to the New York Times.
Other immigrants benefiting from the DHS plan would be some “Native Americans born in Canada, refugees, asylum seekers and farmers,” according to the New York newspaper. Also, some applicants could save money when applying.
More immigrants benefited
The undocumented who request some procedure before the DHS, could see a benefit by paying lower fees in the immigration processes and even receive an exemption that would free the process so that more can access it.
In addition, officials of the Biden administration would be working on a new regulation that allows victims of domestic violence to obtain asylum, as well as for LGBTQ + refugees from countries where they could be persecuted or where their rights are not recognized, says New York. Times.
Program for immigrants to obtain their papers
Another program that would undergo changes is one that allows immigrants who cooperate with the authorities in the US to obtain citizenship. Biden would be considering extending protections to be people because of the ‘risk’ to obtain their papers.
Just on Saturday it was announced that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) had sent a proposal that would seek to ease the way for some undocumented migrants seeking citizenship.
Department of Homeland Security Plan
The 14-page document, accessed by The Associated Press, was sent to the White House for approval on April 21. The new measures would benefit immigrants who file with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
The plan of the Department of Homeland Security, led by Latino Alejandro Mayorkas and accessed by The Associated Press, contemplates significant changes such as allowing videos instead of in-person interviews with immigration agents.
DHS sends document to make citizenship ‘easier’
In addition, the DHS plan seeks to authorize USCIS employees to perform citizenship ceremonies rather than “relying” on federal judges to perform such procedures. But could these rules apply without Congress?
According to The Associated Press, the plan also promotes the filing of some procedures online, to reduce the processing times of applications for undocumented immigrants. Furthermore, such measures could be applied without congressional approval.
DHS would seek to make citizenship ‘easier’
These new changes that DHS called for for citizenship show the vastly different ‘vision’ of the Biden administration than that of Trump. According to the AP, the DHS plan on citizenship also seeks to give immigrants “the benefit of the doubt.”
The Associated Press points out that, in the event that an immigrant “mistakenly” registers to vote in the United States elections, the new plan contemplates that he or she not be punished. With current policies this act could result in deportation.
They seek changes to benefit the undocumented
The federal agency seeks to “promote full participation in our civic life and democracy” according to the reviewed document. However, the plan does not have information about how DHS will use resources to facilitate citizenship.
The Biden administration “recognizes that the cost of fees can be a barrier,” so “other applicants and petitioners who pay fees will continue to subsidize this political decision to ensure full cost recovery,” said the aforementioned document.
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