Administration Announces Measures to Address Immigration

Policies will be implemented when Title 42 expires

The Departments of State and Homeland Security announced new policies to address unlawful migration to the United States.

President Biden’s administration will accept an additional 30,000 legal migrants per month from troubled South American countries and will create a new family reunification program for those entering the United States as a family unit. Title 8 will also be reinstated, which allows for the quick removal of those who entered the country illegally. Those who enter the country illegally will also be barred from reentry into the United States for 5 years. These measures will be implemented when Title 42, the controversial COVID-19 border policy, expires on May 11.

“A border-only approach to managing migration is insufficient,” the State Department said. “The measures… aim to change the incentive structure that drives individuals to flee their countries and seek unlawful immigration pathways. They facilitate safe and orderly access to lawful pathways throughout the Western Hemisphere so that fewer migrants are putting their lives at risk to arrive directly at the Southwest border.

Meanwhile, El Paso, Texas, and other border cities have declared a “state of emergency” in anticipation of the migrant surge next week. “We are getting prepared now for what we call the unknown,” Mayor Oscar Leeser stated, explaining that the emergency declaration allows the city to open up temporary shelters. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretaries Blinken and Mayorkas as they collaborate on border and immigration issues.
  • For border patrol agents as they encounter the many migrants seeking entry and those attempting to enter without documentation.
  • For safety for both migrants and the residents who live along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Sources: State Department, Just The New, El Paso Times


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