Relief for Asylum Seekers

Recently the Biden Administration announced that asylum seekers who were deported back to their countries under Trump Administration would be admitted into the United States to proceed with their proceedings. This means that all those who were deported back to Mexico, will now have a second chance to seek help in the United States.

DACA

DACA gave hope to many people who have been brought to this country at a very young age. Though it has brought hope there is also still a lot of uncertainty. DACA was first introduced back in 2012, and was created to give individuals opportunities and make them feel like they belonged and deserved the same privileges as those who are citizens of the United States.

Funding

June 11th marked the day that the funds the Trump Administration were going to use to build the border wall would be used for safety and environmental issues. According to a recent article posted by Immigration Impact, “On his first day in office, President Biden ended the national emergency and paused construction on the border wall.

Immigration Collects DNA

It is unclear why DHS has found it insufficient for them to simply collect fingerprints and general background check to immigrants who are detained. According to a recent article posted by Immigration Impact, “Proponents of the program argue it can help investigate crimes and reveal the immigration history of people who misrepresent their identity at the border.

Funding For Immigration

President Briden has recently released his goals and budget proposals, which are a major step for a President who has recently came into office. Typically, this step reflects how a president prepares for a future plan. Part of Biden proposal, enforces to cut the funding for the border wall and encourages more be put towards DHS, ICE and CBP. Though it seems only fair the immigration system get funded more, many are concerned about all the money being given to ICE since many have been released under Biden’s administration.

Supreme Court Rejects Two Rules that Protect Immigrants

In less than two weeks, the Supreme Court has denied two different decisions that would protect immigrants. This came to a surprise since the court is divided almost evenly between liberals and conservatives. The first, is that any person who is deported back to their country and reenters illegally can be of felony illegal entry unless they are able to meet certain requirements.

TPS For Haitians

Recently, the Biden Administration announced that Haitians who are currently living in the United States are now eligible to reapply Temporary Protection Status also commonly known as “TPS”. Haitians who are eligible for TPS will be able to stay in the United States for a period of 18 months and allow them to work and stay in the country legally.

Covid-19 and Detention Centers

Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, it was known that the conditions in detention centers were not the best. Immigrants were still kept crammed in small rooms and were left exposed to the virus and lacked testing. Recently in an article posted by Immigration Impact, .”US. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) mishandled the coronavirus outbreak in detention centers so badly that it not only lead to horrific conditions and deaths among people in its custody, it is also responsible for the spread of COVID-19 in surrounding areas”. When individuals from detention centers were being transferred into different detention centers the transmission of covid-19 from one state to anther began to spread rapidly.

USCIS and Backlogs

The immigration system has had many issues but since president Biden came into office he has tried to reverse many of the policies that were implemented by Trump administration. Though he has been able to reverse some already USCIS remains highly backlogged with many cases.