Biden signs executive orders undoing Trump's immigration policiesEuropost
US President Joe Biden on Tuesday signed executive orders to undo the Trump administration's immigration policies, dpa reported. "I'm not making new law, I'm eliminating bad policy," Biden told reporters.
In one of the orders, the Biden administration commits to creating a task force to reunite family members that former US President Donald Trump's administration separated. The Trump administration separated thousands of children from their parents after they were detained for crossing the United States border without authorization.
Biden also authorized a review of Trump's asylum policies and other measures aimed at slowing the flow of migrants to the US.
On Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters that the review will assess the damage done by the prior administration's policies. "We want to put in place an immigration process here that is humane, that is moral, that considers applications for refugees, applications for people to come into this country in a way that treats people as human beings," Psaki said. "That's going to take some time. That's not going to happen overnight."
In another executive order the Biden administration said it will develop a strategy to address irregular migration on the US southern border.
"The Trump Administration's policies at the border have caused chaos, cruelty and confusion. Those policies have undermined the safety of our communities, penalized asylum seekers fleeing violence, and destabilized security across the Western hemisphere," the White House said in a statement.