Recently, the house passed two new bills that protect those who are non-citizens of the United Sates. The first bill is to protect individuals from being discriminated due to their religion, also known as the No Ban Act. Meaning, if a person was being banned from entry into the US, the government would require specific evidence as to why this ban was necessary against this individual.
The asylum system has always been an ongoing issue but in recent years has been an issue that many have tried to resolve. People who come the United States seeking asylum want safety and place they can call home; the last thing they want is to feel insecure and unsafe in a country where they arrived.
During 2020, President Trump made it near impossible to admit immigrants into the country. It started from travel bans to making it hard for family members to petition for green cards. Cutting the number of immigrants really began to impact our country; many visa holders who were hired to work in the US were banned from coming in which affected many companies.
When Biden came into office it was a great relief for many immigrants who were detained at the borders. When ICE finally began releasing individuals, it made a commitment to only focus on keeping those who had a criminal record and who were a possible threat to the United States.
Beginning Biden’s office takeover, he has spoken about tackling the root of the reasoning behind why many immigrants migrate to the United States illegally. He has spoken about possible finding a solution or a reform in which could benefit those who are in the states undocumented while also keeping the United States safe for all.
Recently, the US Mexico border has encountered several migrant children arriving unaccompanied at the border. Just last month in March 19,000 children were arrived at the border alone. This issue has raised a lot of concern and CBP wants to bring new staff to help these children feel welcomed.
Detention centers are very well known to have terrible conditions in which immigrants are being kept. But recently it was revealed that one detention center in particular has failed to properly follow the Covid-19 protocols.
Since the Covid-19 pandemic began back in March of 2020, many immigrants have been left out from the relief packages that the United States has distributed to Americans, those include stimulus checks, rent assistance etc.
Many question how many deaths have occurred in the hands of detention centers during these tough times. According to an article posted by Immigration Impact, “Martin Vargas Arellano was released to a hospital on March 5. ICE did not notify his family or attorney.
Former president Trump was deporting many children and families without giving them the opportunity to seek protection in the United States. Families arriving from Guatemala, Honduras or El Salvador were simply turned back to their countries, this too was happening to unaccompanied children.