President Joe Biden promised, but did not deliver. United States deport hundreds of illegal immigrants
Moratorium authorized by Biden to postpone these deportations was rejected by a federal judge
02/03/2021 Taman Kota
After the court rejected a moratorium authorized by the new President of the United States, Joe Biden, hundreds of illegal immigrants were deported from the United States.
The moratorium passed early in Joe Biden’s term, but last week a federal judge ordered the new administration not to carry out the 100-day moratorium on deportations of illegal immigrants. This measure did not oblige the American government to deport, but deportations continue to happen, following specific instructions.
According to the Department of Homeland Security, security forces should give priority to the deportation of people who are considered a threat to the security of Americans or who have recently entered the country, according to the instructions that came into effect this Tuesday.
In the past few days, the Customs Immigration Unit (ICE) has deported at least 15 people to Jamaica and 269 to Honduras and Guatemala. According to the Associated Press, more flights are scheduled for today.
In the election campaign, Joe Biden promised to suspend immigration deportations for 100 days, after receiving numerous and harsh criticisms during the democratic primaries for the mass deportations that the Barack Obama administration made, of which Biden was vice president.
Under Obama’s presidency, three million immigrants were deported, a higher number than under any United States government, including that of Donald Trump.
The 100-day suspension of deportations was added to another measure announced last Wednesday by the Department of Homeland Security: suspension of registration for the “Stay in Mexico” program, which made it possible for Donald Trump to return asylum seekers to the neighbouring country.
The President of the United States also approved a series of immigration measures among the package of 17 executive orders that he signed shortly after settling in the White House, such as the reinforcement of the program for undocumented youth or the review of priorities in the detention of immigrants.
In addition, Biden presented an immigration plan that foresees the regularization of 11 million undocumented immigrants, although it depends on the American legislative power.