Biden Admin to Expand Green Card Access In Deportation Cases

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  1. Ken Burgess profile image76
    Ken Burgessposted 7 weeks ago

    The Biden administration is reportedly considering expanding noncitizens’ access to green cards, which confer legal permanent residence in the U.S.

    White House and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials are looking into expanding the “cancellation of removal” program. Officials are working on actions the president could take, possibly this summer, to blunt criticism of President Joe Biden’s immigration policies, according to POLITICO.

    Immigrants undergoing deportation proceedings in immigration court can apply for “cancellation of removal.” Applicants may be given a green card and lawful permanent residence in the U.S.

    The program is only defensive, meaning that immigrants cannot apply until they officially enter into deportation proceedings in an immigration court. It’s unclear how the Biden administration may intend to broaden out the process.

    Thoughts?

    1. Willowarbor profile image62
      Willowarborposted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

      It appears the information comes from:

      https://www.dailywire.com/news/report-b … tion-cases

      The Daily Wire sites Politico and provides a link to this..

      https://www.politico.com/news/2024/03/2 … r-00148717

      The Politico article states..

      "Like the Obama administration did in 2012 with the launch of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, Biden administration officials are also examining whether there’s an action they could take for a different group of undocumented people who have long resided in the United States, according to the three people familiar with the administration’s planning. One idea that has been floated among administration officials is opening access to the cancellation of removal program for people who have lived in the U.S. for over 10 years and have citizen or resident relatives who would “suffer” if they were deported. If specific requirements are met and an immigration judge approves cancellation of removal, a migrant is able to obtain a green card."

      Absolutely, yes these families deserve to stay together.  The program currently allows only 4,000 people each year. ' Cancellation of removal" has been around since 1997. It's not a Biden policy
       
      But if  Biden wants to expand it, I say go ahead.   I think it's humane.

      1. GA Anderson profile image87
        GA Andersonposted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

        The 10-year criteria make this a reasonable action. DACA was reasonable. But, what expansion is being considered?

        The current illegal immigrant problem (as generally perceived by most folks) isn't very relevant to this subgroup, so it's either a crumb with an illegal immigrant connotation to toss to their voters, or it's being considered in some expanded form.

        Hopefully that 'expansion' isn't to 'asylum seekers' at the border when they get their 'Notice to Appear' papers from CBP.

        GA

        1. Ken Burgess profile image76
          Ken Burgessposted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

          More in line with Biden's visit, back in January, and what the Mexican President put forth.

          Obrador asked that Biden grant visas to at least 10 million Hispanic migrants who have worked for 10 years or more in America, a point he iterated to Biden during their meeting in Mexico City.

          I am unsure how that ten-year work record is able to be verified, but if we go off of some of the other things the Biden Administration has allowed with migrants, the word of the migrant should suffice.

          Lopez Obrador made an appearance on Sunday's edition of 60 Minutes, not so co-incidentally, where he reinforced the demand that Biden legalize law-abiding Mexicans living in the U.S.

          "The flow of migrants will continue," Lopez Obrador said when pressed about what would happen if the U.S. did not meet his demands.

          The flow will continue anyways so long as Biden remains in Office, but I believe the Biden Administration wants Americans to feel it is necessary, prudent, and justified that they do this... maybe before November?

          \ shrug /

          1. Willowarbor profile image62
            Willowarborposted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

            "The flow of migrants will continue," Lopez Obrador said when pressed about what would happen if the U.S. did not meet his demands"

            Demands?  Did he actually make demands? It's very interesting to look at how different media portrayed the same interview...

            From the New York Post...

            "He expects the United States to reciprocate by sending $20 billion annually in taxpayer cash to Latin America and the Caribbean to address so-called “root causes” of migration (commonly identified as some mix of poverty, crime, corruption and “climate change”), lifting sanctions on Venezuela’s socialist government — and granting amnesty to “millions of law-abiding Mexicans living in the US.”

            What if those demands aren’t met? This is the Post framing Obrador's  statement. 

            As per AMLO: “The flow of migrants will continue.”

            He declined, naturally, to refer to this as “diplomatic blackmail,” claiming instead that he was “speaking frankly” because “we have to say things as they are — and I always say what I feel.”

            https://nypost.com/2024/03/27/opinion/m … he-border/

            And from CBS...

            "In a candid interview with "60 Minutes,". His message was clear on immigration: the flow of migrants will continue if the U.S. doesn't address the root causes.

            López Obrador proposed his fix to address the root causes of migration issues: asking the U.S. to commit $20 billion a year to poor countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, lift sanctions on Venezuela, end the Cuban embargo and legalize millions of law-abiding Mexicans living in the U.S.  "

            Doesn't sound like a demand or blackmail to me but rather a thought. 
            Also looks like pure manipulation by the Post and others.

            https://www.cbsnews.com/news/mexican-pr … ranscript/

            But more importantly, what do Trump supporters feel he will be able to put into place to affect immigration surges with the current laws/policy and margins in Congress that require bipartisanship to pass new legislation?   There seems to be quite a bit of magical thinking going on in terms of Trump's actual power to act alone on this matter.   Obrador is realistic.  Too many in our country prefer fantasy.

            1. Ken Burgess profile image76
              Ken Burgessposted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

              No, not at all. A gross overreach in interpreting what he said... clearly.

    2. Kathleen Cochran profile image75
      Kathleen Cochranposted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

      Fine with me. We need workers and tax-payers.

    3. Sharlee01 profile image90
      Sharlee01posted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

      I did a bit of research -- At this point this action is being considered, I remember this being brought up a few years ago, and then did not hear any more on this idea.

      It's worth noting that immigrants facing deportation proceedings in immigration court already have the option to seek "cancellation of removal." This process, if successful, can lead to the issuance of a green card and lawful permanent residence in the U.S.

      However, it's important to understand that the cancellation of removal program has some limitations. Note that Currently, it's capped at 4,000 people per year, and applicants must already be undergoing deportation proceedings to be eligible. To qualify, individuals must have resided in the U.S. for at least 10 years, exhibit "good moral character," have no disqualifying criminal convictions, and demonstrate that a family member who is a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident would endure "exceptional and extremely unusual hardship" if the applicant is deported.

      Additionally, it's crucial to recognize that this program is defensive in nature, meaning that immigrants can only apply once they are officially in deportation proceedings in immigration court. As of now, it remains unclear how the Biden administration may seek to expand or modify this process. This will be something to keep an eye on. Some of what is done under this administration gets little media reporting until long after being a done deal.

    4. shanemorgan1 profile image60
      shanemorgan1posted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

      If successful, this move could be one of the most significant demographic shifts in modern U.S. history, affecting millions of lives and potentially creating new voters

      1. Ken Burgess profile image76
        Ken Burgessposted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

        The fact that Non-Citizens already impact our elections is known.

        Noncitizens help determine Congressional and Presidential Representation.

        https://www.heritage.org/immigration/co … esidential

        The issue is they have not gone through a immigration process, one that is meant to help ensure we have people who want to be Americans and are willing to follow its laws and social norms.

        Today they are being brought in by the millions, without a shred of proof of who they are, and being put on government handouts and provided with housing and food at a cost of billions of dollars... they are being given new leases on life, and perhaps that is great...

        But because there is no vetting and literally no control of who comes in, we have no idea how many sex traffickers, rapists, murderers, drug making cooks, gang and cartel members have been allowed in.

  2. Ken Burgess profile image76
    Ken Burgessposted 7 weeks ago

    Will The Immigration Crisis Bankrupt U.S. Cities?  - CNBC

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5w9rTvlgTM

    The Working Poor | The Price of the American Dream - ENDEVR

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGzzWBbg40U

    Explaining how displacing American workers with migrant workers hurts those Americans most in need.

    1. Sharlee01 profile image90
      Sharlee01posted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

      It's evident that many asylum-seeking migrants are predominantly low-wage workers. This doesn't discount their aspirations for better job prospects and the American dream. Nonetheless, I anticipate a prolonged period where lower-income Americans struggle as they compete for these low-wage positions. Individuals with technical skills, on the other hand, are likely to find success with good speed.

    2. Willowarbor profile image62
      Willowarborposted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

      "Explaining how displacing American workers with migrant workers hurts those Americans most in need."

      It didn't though? It really was just about the struggle of people who work low paying jobs.

 
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