This past Tuesday, February 2nd 2021, President Joe Biden signed three orders. The aim was to rectify his predecessor’s rigid immigration policies. He established a task force to help to reunite the separated families. The president has given immigration issues priorities to provide some relief to the separated families on the USA and Mexico border.
Speaking from the White House and the Vice Preside Kamala Harris, Biden explained that he was not coming up with new law but getting rid of bad policy. While the orders do not have an immediate impact, they will help migrants in the future.
Biden moved fast to undo most of the administration policies by Trump. This is a pledge he had made during campaigns, especially regarding the separated families. The task force will bring families together, especially the children separated from parents and guardians.
Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy separated families, and the impact is still fresh. Over 611 children are still lost, and they split from their families from 2017 up to 2018. This is according to the cases filed in courts regarding family separation on the US border. The separation was done by US officials manning the US-Mexico border.
To see the three executive orders Joe Biden signed on immigration reform please see below:
- Executive Order on the Establishment of Interagency Task Force on the Reunification of Families
- Executive Order on Creating a Comprehensive Regional Framework to Address the Causes of Migration, to Manage Migration Throughout North and Central America, and to Provide Safe and Orderly Processing of Asylum Seekers at the United States Border
- Executive Order on Restoring Faith in Our Legal Immigration Systems and Strengthening Integration and Inclusion Efforts for New Americans