The Biden administration’s record on immigration policy has much to criticize, and Myself Sometimes one of the critics, especially in government Brutal Title 42 ‘public health’ evictions extended immigration and others Harmful immigration restrictions in times of pandemic. But it’s also important to recognize that Biden has made major improvements on immigration policy and has even — belatedly — begun to phase out some of his own previously bad policies for a long time. At the very least, the claim that Biden is basically just continuing Trump’s ultra-restrictive policies is completely unwarranted.
Cato Institute immigration policy expert David Beale – himself a frequent critic of the administration – has useful summary their achievements in this field. The list is long and difficult to generalize. I urge anyone interested in these issues to read (at least skim!) the whole thing.
However, it’s worth emphasizing that, albeit too late, Biden has now put an end to nearly all of Trump’s major restrictive innovations, including his anti-Muslim travel ban, restrictions on work visas, massive Title 42 Evictions (now scheduled to end on Dec. 21, although lawsuits may prevent that), and many other things.Moreover, after he established Private Refugee Sponsorship Program This makes it possible to admit immigrants faster and cheaper than in the dying traditional refugee system, and he has gone beyond merely dismissing Trump.These innovations, most notably joint ukraine programimproving not only Trump’s policies, but those of previous administrations as well.
As Beer points out, Biden’s immigration policy still has many flaws. Moreover, most of his beneficial initiatives have the drawback that they rely heavily on unilateral executive action. So they could be easily overthrown by a future president or even by Biden himself if he thinks it’s politically beneficial to do so. Moreover, the administration’s success with immigration policy should not blind libertarians — or anyone — to its shortcomings on other issues.Ironically, the same president who (rightly) condemned Trump for abusing emergency powers to try to build his border wall, is use similar high-pressure means Facilitate the cancellation of student loan debt.
Still, Biden deserves credit for the many improvements he’s made on immigration policy. Reducing immigration restrictions is one of the great issues of our time.Barriers to immigration are Western democracies (including current U.S. citizens), and caused great harm to two potential immigrants (many of whomForced to suffer a lifetime of poverty and oppression simply because they were born in the wrong place or to the wrong parents) and the localsSame.