What is the immigration reform plan in the United States?

President Joe Biden's immigration reform seeks to transform the United States immigration system.

The new immigration policy proposed by Joe Biden from the first day of his administration seeks to provide a path to citizenship for 11 million immigrants.

Also known as U.S. The Citizenship Act has already been proposed by Democratic lawmakers in both houses of Congress. Linda Sánchez, a member of the House of Representatives, presented her proposal based on President Biden's immigration plan. You can check it here.

One of the first actions that sought to promote the new immigration reform was the suspension of deportation of undocumented migrants for a period of 100 days, however, it was blocked by a federal judge in Texas.

Another objective is to maintain the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which has promoted since its appearance in 2012 that immigrants who came to the United States as children and are now adults, to access licenses to driving, work licenses, health insurance, study opportunities, among others.

The reform also plans the expansion of programs such as Temporary Protected Status (TPS), to temporarily accept hundreds of thousands of migrants.

Migration policy also seeks to respect and improve the conditions of migrant families. Biden issued an executive order seeking to reunite minors separated from their parents in border detention centers with their parents.

Another of the key points of the new reform includes the participation of countries such as Mexico or Guatemala. Vice President Kamala Harris recently met with the presidents of these two countries to develop an action plan that aims to improve the conditions of migrants in their places of origin and prevent massive migration flows.

Despite the fact that immigration reform is a priority of the current administration and that it was presented from the beginning of the same, the path for it to be approved will take a few years.

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