The Department of Homeland Security of the United States has communicated the paralysis of some of the deportations of immigrants during the next hundred days with the aim of reviewing the immigration policies of the country.
The President of the United States, Joe Biden, has appointed David Pekoske as Acting Secretary of Homeland Security, who has signed the document confirming this measure, the objective of which is to “have a fair and effective immigration law, focused on security. national”.
The statement from the United States Department of Homeland Security also refers to the fact that this pause will allow to adequately guarantee the use of resources in the most important challenges facing the country, such as “the southwest border.” .
The document signed by Pekoske specifies that the pause, which will begin on Friday, does not apply to those who were not in the United States before November of last year or if the acting director of the Immigration and Customs Service decides the expulsion.
A SET BACK TO TRUMP’S IMMIGRATION POLICIES
This measure is part of the first executive orders that Joe Biden has taken when sitting in the Oval Office as the 46th president of the United States, a few hours after being sworn in.
In addition, Biden has signed other measures on immigration such as the end of the construction of the border wall between Mexico and the United States, one of the main promises of former President Donald Trump, and the end of restrictions on travelers from countries with Muslim majority .
In September 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.