The Biden administration is expected to officially release its immigration reform package to Congress this week. On Friday, asylum seekers stuck in México under Trump’s Remain in Mexico program are expected to begin trickling into the United States after Biden canceled the policy keeping asylum seekers in México.
Joe Biden has committed to making substantial changes to America’s immigration policies. The U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021, proposed by Biden, substantially reforms the immigration laws of the country.
The text of the proposed legislation is expected to be unveiled later this week.
The proposal faces several obstacles. Officials at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) seem intent on obstructing the Biden immigration reforms. Letters signed by some states during the last day of the Trump administration are designed to limit the Biden administration’s ability to make policy changes at DHS quickly.
Texas filed suit based on the letter to force the Biden administration to delay pausing deportations recently.
Reports of expedited deportations have also surfaced recently.
Immigration officials have opined on news outlets that the Biden immigration policy changes are endangering America.
The pushbacks on immigration by DHS officials suggest an intent to obstruct immigration reform.
How much obstruction will materialize at Congress is yet to be seen, but it is expected to grow as the full scope of the proposed immigration reforms are unveiled.
Among the more controversial items in the proposal is a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants already in the country.
Although the Biden administration remains hopeful of enacting the proposed changes into immigration law, some Democrats have suggested that smaller pieces of legislation may be necessary.