Members of President-elect Joe Biden’s White House transition effort cautioned Tuesday that he would not fix all of President Trump’s changes to the U.S. immigration system overnight. Also, clarified that incoming administration officials would “need time” to seek after such efforts.
On a press call, the transition officers promised that Biden would suspend removals while making changes to the immigration system upon taking office. However, said that those changes would take time to execute, as per The Washington Post.
Biden himself appeared to agree at a press conference Tuesday evening. During which he said that reestablishing the U.S. immigration system would be an “overwhelming priority” of his administration. However would not happen immediately on day one.
Their alerts echoed those from Susan Rice, the president-elect’s domestic policy chief, who spoke to Spanish-language news service Agencia EFE on Monday.
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“We will have the option to take some steps to change policies immediately. Others will take time to put in place, and the situation at the border will not transform overnight. Due in large part to the damage was done over the last four years. Yet, we are committed to addressing it in full,” Rice said in that interview.
Rice added that prospective asylum-seekers should not accept the individuals. Who state U.S. border restrictions will be relaxed and asylum claims will be processed on the first day of Biden’s administration.
“Processing power at the border isn’t like a light that can be turned on and off. Migrants and asylum-seekers should not at all believe the individuals in the region who are selling the idea that the border will suddenly be fully open to process everyone on the first day. It won’t be so. We are acquiring profoundly harmed, non-functioning infrastructure, and processing capacity has to be reestablished and extended in enormous part. Particularly considering the current pandemic,” said Rice.
The Trump government pursued a way of severe immigration control measures over the past four years. Quite a bit of it vigorously scrutinized by Democrats, including a controversial now-ended policy. In which immigrant children were separated from their parents during confinement while their parents awaited prosecution for illegal border crossings.
Biden himself promised during a new interview with NBC News. To send an immigration change bill containing a way to citizenship for undocumented Americans to Congress within 100 days of taking office. He has also vowed to act through executive powers.
“I committed, in the initial 100 days, I will send an immigration bill to the United States Senate. With a pathway to citizenship for more than 11 million undocumented individuals in America,” he said.