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Washington, DC – A new report from America’s Voice, “2021: Our Take on Year One of the Biden Administration on Immigration Policy,” recaps and evaluates President Biden’s first year, focusing on the issues America’s Voice tracks most closely.
After four years of devastating policies under Trump, the Biden administration faced an enormously difficult task to build a fair, functional and humane immigration system. There is much to be appreciated in Biden’s approach on immigration and certain policies he worked to put in place that have extended protection to communities at a time when it is most needed.
However, on the big items – legalization, restoring asylum, restoring refugee admissions, restarting robust legal immigration, and fully protecting Dreamers, TPS holders and other essential workers – the President has failed to live up to his promises. The administration needs a reset. The administration needs to review the unfulfilled promises and rethink its strategy for delivering on them.
The principal author of the report, Andrea Flores, Digital Organizer at America’s Voice, said:
It is important to look beyond politics and remember the communities who work to save America and keep us going during the pandemic. Many in immigrant communities organized for Democrats to gain power. Many immigrants in the U.S. have lived under a broken system for far too long. All deserve better from their country. It is time to put politics aside and deliver. The future of this country and the lives of immigrants are intertwined. The hope is that President Biden will find a way to deliver on all of his promises so that ‘We the People’ includes all of us.
Read the new report from America’s Voice, “2021: Our Take on Year One of the Biden Administration on Immigration Policy,” which includes the following sections and topics:
- Immigration Policy During Biden’s Early Days
- Remain in Mexico (MPP)
- Title 42
- Disproportionately Inhumane Treatment of Black Migrants
- Congress & Legislation
- Dangerous Right Wing and GOP Developments
- A Look Forward