Madrid, 21 (Europe Press)
The United States Department of Homeland Security has announced that it will stop some deportations of immigrants within the next 100 days, with the aim of reviewing the country’s immigration policies.
The President of the United States, Joe Biden, appointed David Pecowski as Acting Secretary of Homeland Security, who signed the document confirming this measure, the goal of which is “to have a fair and effective immigration law, focused on national security.”
The statement issued by the US Department of Homeland Security also points to the fact that this pause will allow to ensure that resources are used adequately in the most important challenges facing the country, such as the “southwestern border”. .
The document signed by Pekoske specifies that the moratorium, which will begin on Friday, does not apply to those who were not in the United States prior to November of last year or if the acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement decides to expel.
Back to Trump’s immigration policies
The action is part of the first executive orders that Joe Biden took while sitting in the Oval Office as the 46th President of the United States, a few hours after he was sworn in.
In addition, Biden signed other measures on immigration such as ending the construction of the border wall between Mexico and the United States, one of former President Donald Trump’s key promises, and ending restrictions on travelers from Muslim-majority countries. .
In September of last year, a US appeals court allowed the Donald Trump administration to deport hundreds of thousands of immigrants who had already been recognized as US citizens, including minors.