In the past four years, Trump’s immigration plan included establishing many executive orders and anti-immigration laws that shattered all hopes and illusions of Dreamers, American citizens, and immigrants.
Now that Biden has been elected, everything can change. A new hope emerges for many immigrants who reside in our country. Our next president has an immigration plan in place that will restore dreams to Americans and immigrants. However, he cannot implement his plans until January 2021, after the inauguration. President Trump has made it clear he does not intend the next few months to be easy. He could try to extend his stay in the White House or use his last few months to harm legal immigration.
As an experienced immigration attorney, I know that the road is full of obstacles, deportations, and injustices to immigrants’ rights. The Díaz & Gaeta Law Firm was relieved every time the judges invalidated an executive order or law. The new year truly comes with a great gift: a president who promises to fight and defend immigrants and their families’ rights.
Our current immigration system needs change. That change will be brought about by a series of measures in an immigration plan that will reverse the Trump administration’s anti-immigration policies. We hope that the United States will once again feel proud of being the most powerful country in the world with an obvious advantage: innovation and entrepreneurship by millions of immigrants.
Did you know that “the total annual contribution of foreign-born workers is approximately $2 trillion”? In the United States, sectors from agriculture to technology are critical to the country’s economic prosperity, and many depend on immigrants.
In this new blog, attorney Giovanni Díaz, an expert immigration lawyer in Georgia, lists the immigration plan’s main points that the Biden administration has prepared for his first 100 days in office.
The Biden Administration’s Immigration Plan
Next, I’ll tell you more about the Biden administration’s immigration plan’s most important points.
President Biden will act immediately during the first 100 days of his term to ensure compliance with the following measures and to protect the rights of immigrants:
- His administration will completely change the cruel and senseless policies that cause separation between parents and children at the border, prioritizing family reunification.
- Asylum policies will end to restore them to do what they are designed to do: protect people fleeing persecution who cannot return home safely. There is currently mismanagement of the asylum system that has increased chaos and violence at the border.
- Increase humanitarian resources at the border, promote initiatives that support immigrants in their asylum applications, and organizations that defend their rights and needs every day at the border.
- Prolonged detention will end to support immigrants and ensure their attendance at immigration appointments.
- Although there are judges who have already stopped the Public Charge law, with Biden’s mandate, the public charge rule will be revoked to allow all immigrants of all types of socio-economic class.
- It will end the allocation of economic resources for the construction of the wall on the border to dedicate them to the renovation of infrastructures.
- Protection of beneficiaries of the DACA program, to avoid family separation and the approval of study benefits and federal aid eligibility such as loans and scholarships.
- Biden will immediately rescind the “Muslim ban,” as it hurts the economy and damages the American community’s values.
- Complete revision of the TPS (Temporary Protection Program) to provide an easier path to citizenship for those immigrants who have been in the country for an extended period.
- The raids will end to protect sensitive locations from immigration enforcement actions and restore sensible law enforcement priorities.
- Increased training, transparency, and supervision of ICE and CBP activities.
- Protection for the military and those who give their lives to defend our country.
- Streamline and improve immigrants’ naturalization process to make the process easier and improve eligibility for obtaining a green card.
- Promote and encourage the entrepreneurship of immigrants to integrate talents that help enrich the country’s economy.
- Call with partners and regional leaders from Central America, Mexico, and Canada to develop a comprehensive plan that addresses global challenges.
Modernization of the Immigration System
As we mentioned before, immigrants are essential for the economy’s growth and make our country more powerful. The Biden administration had found a significant flaw in the ability to attract the world’s brightest workers. Thus, the immigration system needs to be reformed and modernized to continue to achieve their American dream, while the United States protects them and achieves economic growth.
To achieve these goals, Biden’s administration will:
- Create a faster path to permanent residency and citizenship for nearly 11 million undocumented in the United States.
- Reform the temporary worker visa program so that immigrants get a fair wage.
- Reform of the temporary visa system to establish a wage-based allocation process and establish enforcement mechanisms to ensure that they are aligned with the labor market.
- Legalize farmworkers who are still working in agriculture on U.S. farms.
- Support immigrant families by preserving family unification as the foundation of our immigration system; by allowing any approved applicant to receive a temporary nonimmigrant visa until the permanent visa is processed.
- Preserve the rights of immigrants who have the opportunity to be citizens to obtain a visa in the Diversity Visa Lottery.
- Increase the number of visas offered for permanent immigration.
- Creation of a new visa category that allows cities and counties to apply for more visas.
- Enforce the rules to protect American and foreign workers alike to avoid wage and hiring injustices.
- Increase protections for immigrants who report the violation of their labor rights.
- Increased visas for VAWA, U visas, and T visas.
The Commitment of the Díaz & Gaeta Law Firm
The Díaz & Gaeta Law Firm is committed to the Hispanic community in Georgia. As bilingual attorneys, we can handle your cases in Spanish or English. Furthermore, we understand that justice in this country is not entirely blind to our clients’ color and descent. We are committed to fighting discrimination and prejudice against our clients and their families.
Every Thursday at 8 PM on our Facebook page, we talk about the latest immigration issues. My partner, attorney Zacharias Gaeta, joins me to discuss immigration and criminal cases. We look forward to connecting with you every Thursday! Click the link below to see our talk about the elections’ results at the national level and what to expect at the local level in Georgia.
If you, a family member, or a friend need a lawyer or have questions about an immigration procedure or your legal status, call us. We are available 24/7, and your first consultation is free.