Biden Administration Immigration Missteps Harm Refugees and Asylum-Seekers Most

Currently, 26.3 million refugees are hoping to be resettled. Raising the cap sends a signal the U.S. recognizes the depth of need and encourages other countries to do the same—something President Biden acknowledged back on Day 16.

To refuse to increase the number now, but instead release new targets incrementally, will make it more difficult for refugees, resettlement agencies and communities to plan and prepare for refugee arrivals.

Biden’s ‘U.S. Citizenship Act’ Makes Immigration Everybody’s Concern

In his latest effort to reset America’s immigration policies, President Biden introduced a new legislative proposal to dramatically overhaul the immigration system: The U.S. Citizenship Act. The proposal focuses on eliminating current visa backlogs, increasing opportunities for temporary legal employment, strengthening worker protections and addressing the root causes of migration from Central America.

Biden Has Already Reset the Focus of the U.S. Immigration System for the Better

In an extraordinary series of executive orders and other actions taken on Inauguration Day, President Joe Biden reset the focus of the nation’s immigration system, directing the country’s attention to the value and importance of welcoming immigrants.

This is a sharp contrast to the last four years, in which the Trump administration sought at every turn to demonize immigrants, portray the nation as under attack from outsiders, and bang the drum for nativism and extremism.

Trump Introduces New Sponsorship Rules as Part of “Insidious Campaign” to Halt Immigration

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced people who sponsor a family member, and some employers, will have to provide detailed, notarized, bank account information if they want to bring someone to the U.S. Fortunately, there is still time to push back against these new sponsorship requirements, and remind Trump that welcoming immigrants and supporting families is a good thing.