United States President Joe Biden said this Thursday that the Biden administration would implement new immigration measures to receive 20,000 refugees from Latin America and the Caribbean over the next two years.
“The actions I’m announcing today won’t alone fix our entire immigration system, but they can do a lot to help us better manage a difficult challenge,” reports US network CNN. “
As explained in a statement by the White House, the measures will “expand and accelerate legal channels for orderly migration”, while on the other hand, “will have consequences for those who do not use them.”
“The administration announced that it is increasing additional resources to the border and region, expanding its anti-smuggling operations and expanding coordination, as well as expanding border cities,” it said in a statement. and supporting non-governmental organizations.
Similarly, the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice will propose “a new rule” to encourage immigrants to “seek orderly and legal avenues to immigrate,” aimed at “reducing overcrowding at the southwest border and improving the immigration system.” But the pressure has to be reduced.” ,
Washington will allocate $23 million (21.8 million euros) in additional humanitarian aid to Mexico and Central America to help regional governments “respond to the growing humanitarian and security needs of migrants, refugees and other vulnerable populations in office”.
Biden has also expressed a desire to travel to the southern border of the United States, specifically El Paso, in the state of Texas, for the purpose of discussing border security with local officials and other officials.
Asked by reporters if he would visit the border when he travels next week for a summit of North American leaders in Mexico City, he indicated it was his “intention”. “We are working on the details now,” he added earlier, indicating he is going to “see what happens” at the border.