The Biden administration will for now maintain a historically low refugee cap. But after a widespread backlash from Democrats, the White House said it would raise refugee admissions in May.
President Joe Biden called for funding to investigate complaints of white supremacist beliefs at U.S. immigration enforcement agencies in his first budget request to Congress on Friday, but officials offered no explanation for what prompted his request.
Most Americans expressed approval for President Biden and his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the president faces majority disapproval on his immigration response, according to a
President Biden said Thursday that he makes “no apologies” for rolling back former President Trump’s immigration policies as he defended his administration’s response to the swell of migrants at the southern border with Mexico.
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas emerged as the Biden administration's chief defender on immigration policy on the Sunday morning political news shows, appearing on four different networks to counter GOP attacks on the White Hou
White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Friday defended the Biden administration's immigration agenda as Republicans, including former President Trump, argue that President Biden's rhetoric and policies have spurred a surge in migration at the southern border.
President Joe Biden is facing mounting pressure at the border. While Biden has taken some major steps in his first weeks in office to reverse Trump’s hardline immigration policies, his administration hasn’t lifted some of the most significant barriers to asylum-seekers. In fact, it’s discouraging people from coming to the country, hoping to avoid what happened under both Trump and former President Barack Obama — border agents getting overwhelmed by migrants, including many Central Americans with children.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden signed a second spate of orders to undo his predecessor’s immigration policies, demonstrating the powers of the White House and its limitations without...
Officials and immigration advocates said the orders, which aim to reunite separated migrant families and review the former president’s actions, will broadly reshape policy, but not immediately.
Biden on Tuesday will establish a task force to reunite separated families, but officials say his early executive actions on immigration remain constrained by Trump's tangle of executive orders and administrative restrictions on immigration, as well as by public health concerns amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Biden’s orders represent a stark departure from Donald Trump’s rhetoric and policies, even if the prospects for the boldest action so far — a broad immigration bill — remain very much in doubt.
During the Trump administration’s final weeks, the Department of Homeland Security quietly signed agreements with at least four states that threaten to temporarily derail President Joe Biden’s efforts to undo his predecessor’s immigration policies
As one of his first acts, President Joe Biden offered a sweeping immigration overhaul that would provide a pathway to U.S. citizenship for the estimated 11 million people who are in the country illegally
On the same day he is inaugurated into office, Joe Biden will introduce immigration legislation that will include an eight-year pathway to citizenship for nearly 11 million immigrants living in the United States without legal status.
Legislation he will propose on his first day as president will give undocumented immigrants the chance to become citizens and restore and expand programs for refugees and asylum seekers.
President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday will send a comprehensive immigration reform bill to Congress shortly after being sworn in to office, proposing overhauls to key parts of the country's system that would include a pathway to citizenship for D
The new Biden administration is expected to introduce some major reforms to the U.S. immigration system. Several promising proposals are being circulated in Congress and among immigration leaders in the country.
President-elect Joe Biden’s top advisers say the incoming administration will “need time” to undo what they regard as damaging U.S. immigration and border enforcement policies implemented under President Donald Trump. In an interview with Spanish wire service EFE this week, Susan Rice, Biden’s incoming domestic policy adviser, and Jake Sullivan, his pick for national security adviser, said U.S. border policies the Trump administration put in place to deter mass migration will not disappear overnight. “We will be able to take some steps to change policies right away.
U.S. President-elect Joe Biden and Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Saturday committed to work on a humane strategy to regional migration by addressing its root causes in Central America and southern Mexico.
President-elect Joe Biden faces immediate pressure when he enters the White House in January to fulfill a pledge to stop border wall construction. But he also will confront tough choices left behind by President Donald Trump, whose administration has ramped up construction recently.
What will Joe Biden do for DACA recipients? Minnesota Dreamers might be able to work, study, and travel with a return to 2012 rules. But Rep. Ilhan Omar and others want comprehensive immigration reform.
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration policy protects thousands of Central Floridians who were brought to the U.S. as children from the risk of deportation.
President-elect Joe Biden said Tuesday that he planned to use his first 100 days in office to take action on an immigration bill, roll back President Trump’s executive orders on the environment and send assistance to state and local governments.
When President-elect Joe Biden comes into office, he will inherit the Trump administration's restrictionist immigration agenda, which cut access to asylum and has kept migrants in limbo in Mexico while they await humanitarian protection in the US.
Nearly 15 years ago, then-Senator Joe Biden voted to fund hundreds of miles of new fencing along the border with Mexico. He was joined by Senators Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and other Democrats. One of the first things President-elect Biden said he will do after being sworn in on January 20 is halt the construction of President Donald Trump's
Joe Biden is planning to overturn various immigration policies enacted by President Trump, in a complete about-face from the current administration's restrictions, CBS News reported on Wednesday.Although the coronavirus pandemic and economic problems will likely occupy Biden once he assumes office
While weary and wary immigration activists count down the days until Biden can erase Trump's administrative orders, they do not see a large-scale legislative overhaul contained within one bill as a
Some dramatic moves on immigration are expected in the early days of the Biden administration. Joe Biden will likely use executive orders to reverse some of President Donald Trump's most controversial actions, rolling back moves that were a central feature of his administration and important to his base. The Biden administration plans to restore protection for people brought to the U.S. illegally as minors and stop using Pentagon funds to build a border wall.
Family separations. The travel ban. The wall. Gutting the asylum and refugee systems. Pushing to abolish DACA.Those policies implemented by President Donald Trump helped define his legacy, fulfilling some of his campaign promises while enraging many Americans and further isolating the U.S. from the world. President-elect Joe Biden has vowed to reverse most of those restrictionist policies, but it could take months, or even many years, to do so.
President-elect Biden is expected to quickly reverse some of the Trump administration's most controversial policies. But his ability to reshape immigration would be limited in a divided government.
Biden can unwind many Trump policies the same way they were created, via executive order, but bigger immigration reforms will depend on how much Congress is willing to take on, experts say.
For nearly four years, the Trump administration gradually, and swiftly, choked off immigration to the United States, making it exceedingly difficult for people to come to the country to study, work, and seek refuge.