Trump’s Deal with Ice

Luckily days before Trump administration left office, Biden was able to strike down the policies that Trump wanted to implement. The major one was stopping the “safe third country”. Instead of sending immigrants to a different country to ask for asylum, they will be able to ask for asylum at the US border.

Youths and Work Permits

Youths who apply for the, “special immigrant juvenile” are eligible to apply for work permits. According to Safe Passage Project, “Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) is an immigration classification available to certain undocumented immigrants under the age of 21 who have been abused, neglected, or abandoned by one or both parents.

Deportation Halted

Back in 2017, during Trump’s first year in office, he signed an executive order which announced the expansion of immigration enforcement. Meaning, many were at risk of deportation. This executive order also allowed states to enforce federal immigration laws which caused issues.


Trump made it known, that for the last few years the census would not include immigrant individuals. This was an act done by the president to purposely retaliate against sanctuary cities and liberal states that disagreed with President Trumps immigration policies.

Travel Bans

The travel ban that Trump Administration implemented changed the lives of many individuals. Before Trump left office, he expanded this ban to several other countries. The ban, according to Trump, was suppose o help prevent the spread of Covid-19 and limit the amount of individuals from entering the United States.

New President New Policies

Inauguration day was a day many individuals anticipated. The United States was foreseeing the arrival of a new president who could change the way America was being perceived for the last 4 years. Recently, in an article published by Immigration Impact, “We must end this uncivil war that pitches red versus blue, rural versus urban, conservative versus liberal,” Biden said, because we have “much to repair, much to restore, much to heal, much to build, and much to gain.