This Monday, Joe Biden announced an increase in the annual quota of refugees that the United States welcomes to 62,500. Compared to the 15,000, his predecessor, Donald Trump, had marked and had not been modified until now the new Administration.
The White House said in a statement that it was deleting the historically low figures set by the previous administration, which was set by the previous administration, which is a state that welcomes and supports refugees. Does not reflect the values of the United States.
The US president had promised a figure of around 60,000, but on April 16, he backed off by announcing that he was postponing his plan and maintaining the minimum set by Trump, unleashing strong criticism from his own Democratic side.
The Government noted that this rise underpins efforts already underway to expand the system to admit refugees and move towards a target of 125,000 in the next fiscal year.
According to the decree, this number of refugees ""ends an important message that the United States continues to be a safe place for some of the most vulnerable people in the world." his erases a historically low figure established by the previous Government of 15,000," said the US president, who argued that this figure established by the Donald Trump administration did not represent ""he values" "of a country that " welcomes and supports migrants. ""In MMonday'sstatement, Biden defended "citing" "and thus ending the "doubts" and assured that the United States Refugee Admission Program commits this country to "protect the most vulnerable" "and serve as a "beacon of freedom. And refuge in the world" "t is a sample of who we are and what we want to be. That is why we are going to rebuild what has been broken and press to complete the entry process "f those who are already in the process for their admission, he said.
The admissions program is of concern only to refugees selected by US intelligence and security agencies in UN camps around the world, mainly to the most vulnerable, such as the elderly, widows, or the disabled. Settled in the United States.
The US president assured that the Government would use all the tools at its disposal to help refugees who comply with all the procedures to escape the "horrible conditions in which they live in their countries of origin.
For its part, the Government will begin as of tomorrow, Tuesday, to reunify some of the immigrant families separated by the Trump Administration (2017-2021).
As a first step, US authorities will allow four women from Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras, who were once deported from their homeland, to see their children again. Those women are expected to enter through Texas and California.
In an interview with the CBS News Television Network, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas emphasized the Biden administration's extraordinary commitment to reuniting these families.
Later, in a statement, the official said that this was just the beginning. We're going to bring together the first group of families, and a lot of people will follow, and we recognize the importance of providing these families with the resources and stability they need, Mayorkas said.
Currently, according to DHS figures, there are more than a thousand separate immigrant families, resulting in the Trump executive's zero tolerance policy implemented between April and June 2018 until a The federal judge did not order its repeal and demanded that the separatists be reunited. .
Most families have been reunited in recent years. However, there are still about 1,000 left, mainly because the adults, the majority from Central America, were deported in these cases.
Family separation is taking place here at the end of 2017, long before Trump's policy officially began. Some of the children in US custody were so young when they were taken away from their parents that they could hardly remember their relatives.
In 2018, a federal court ordered the Trump administration to reunite thousands of immigrant families. Still, the ruling did not benefit many parents who had been deported before the lawsuit was filed.
US President Joe Biden signed a decree last February to create the working above group dedicated to reunifying families separated during the Trump Administration.
The working group is in the process of dismantling many alliances in the coming months, and in early June, it intends to give an account of what it has achieved, the White House said in a statement.