29 Jan Biden Defends Border Restrictions and Zero Compensation for Separated Families
This year, there have been quite a few amendments to non-immigration and green card visas. President Joe Biden has made efforts to make the application and recruitment process easier for those looking to reside in the U.S. – even if it’s only temporarily. However, he continues to face backlash for supporting his predecessor’s immigration policies.
According to Vox, the Department of Justice is fighting to preserve border restrictions to limit asylum seekers from entering the U.S. The Biden administration does not support compensating migrant families who were separated under former President Donald Trump.
This comes after a years-long battle with the COVID-19 pandemic political and economic hardship brought forth by administrations outside the U.S. In 2021, asylees from Cuba and Kabul fought hard to flee. Without proper documentation, many of them were forced to turn back or go to a neighboring country.
At our law offices of immigration, we understand the frustrations that come with waiting to hear back from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services as an asylee or refugee. Even more so, knowing that the waiting times will be extended if Biden supports more border restrictions.
The Justice Department is upholding border Trump-era restrictions to bar non-citizens for health concerns. The overcrowding of immigration camps has made it harder to combat the spread of new variants. The logic behind Title 42 is to reduce the number of people crossing at the southern border. It cuts the need for lengthy immigration court processing and expedited deportation.
Risks of Remaining in Mexico
There are several risks migrants are presented with unrelated to the pandemic. According to Vox, there have been over 8,000 attacks (kidnappings and sexual assaults included). Little has been don’t to resolve the concerns.
If you have any concerns about your application, it’s best to reach out to an immigration visa lawyer immediately.