Saturday 3rd July 2021
Intelligent border security
Biden insists on new immigration law
The US government is under pressure because of the large number of migrants arriving on the southern border. Nevertheless, President Biden has a different immigration policy than his predecessor Trump. In the Corona crisis, migrants had fought on the front line.
US President Joe Biden insists on reforming immigration law in the United States. “To compete for the 21st century, we need an immigration system that both reflects our values and complies with our laws,” said Biden at a naturalization ceremony. “We have to put our immigration system in order.”
A few months ago, Biden presented a bill for a new immigration law. The goal is intelligent border security – but also a way to citizenship for millions of people who lived in the USA without papers, Biden now emphasized. This applies, for example, to the so-called dreamers who illegally entered the USA with their parents as children. These would often only know the USA as their home, said Biden. Especially during the corona pandemic, it was often migrants who fought on the front line against the pandemic.
Under the leadership of his deputy, Kamala Harris, it is now also important to combat the causes of the flight of many people from countries such as Guatemala and Honduras. Biden recently entrusted Harris with curbing illegal migration by tackling the root causes of displacement in Central America.
The US government is under pressure because of the large number of migrants arriving on the southern border. Biden pursues a much more liberal migration policy than his Republican predecessor Donald Trump. The Republicans accuse Biden of causing a crisis on the border.