President Joe Biden will sign a number of executive orders Tuesday at the White House that aim to roll back a number of immigration policies held by the Trump administration.
Senior White House officials told the Daily Caller that the orders themselves will outline three specific directives. (RELATED: Biden Signs Record Number Of Executive Orders in First Weeks As President)
- Create a task force to reunify families
- Stand up a “humane” asylum system and frameworks that study and address illegal migration patterns at the Southern Border
- Restore “faith in our legal immigration system” and promote integration of immigrants into American society
“President Biden’s strategy is centered on the basic premise that our country is safer, stronger, and more prosperous with a fair, safe and orderly immigration system that welcomes immigrants, keeps families together, and allows people — both newly arrived immigrants and people who have lived here for generations — to more fully contribute to our country,” the officials said in a statement. “President Biden knows that new Americans fuel our economy, as innovators and job creators, working in every American industry, and contributing to our arts, culture, and government.”
Officials told reporters during a briefing on the orders that Tuesday’s signings, and the executive action Biden took on his first day in office, are just the beginning of his plans for immigration reform. In particular, they pointed to how the order creating a family reunification task force directs the Department of Homeland Security to provide regular updates to Biden on its ongoing work, in part, to help craft practices that would prevent family separations from happening in the future.
The second and third orders, additionally, will seek to instill practices on certain policy points, like family benefits, that will incentivize migrants to enter the United States legally.