On Tuesday, President Joe Biden announced sweeping changes to the nation’s immigration policy, reversing many of the hardline policies of the Trump administration.
The new policy will provide a pathway to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants, create a more humane asylum system, and end the Trump-era practice of separating families at the border.
The president’s plan also includes a number of measures to make it easier for immigrants to come to the United States legally. This includes increasing the number of visas available for skilled workers, expanding the number of refugees allowed into the country, and creating a new visa program for agricultural workers.
The president also announced plans to invest in border security, including additional personnel and technology. He also said he would work with Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform.
The president’s plan is a stark contrast to the Trump administration’s approach to immigration, which focused on restricting legal immigration and deporting undocumented immigrants.
The president’s plan has been met with praise from immigration advocates, who have long argued that the nation’s immigration system needs to be reformed.
“This is a historic moment for our nation,” said Ali Noorani, executive director of the National Immigration Forum. “The president’s plan is a bold and compassionate approach to immigration reform that will help millions of people achieve the American Dream.”
The president’s plan is also likely to face opposition from some Republicans, who have long argued that the nation’s immigration system needs to be tightened, not loosened.
Only time will tell if the president’s plan will be successful, but it is clear that the nation is taking a major step forward in its approach to immigration.