Residents of California and the Los Angeles area, in particular, might want to know more about the recent action of the new administration toward those seeking asylum; a caravan of migrants is on its way to the U.S. border from Honduras. According to a report in Fox News, an official from the Biden administration told the migrants that a transition from prior administration policies will not happen overnight. Loosening policies may take some time.
Patience is the key
Told that they won’t be able to claim asylum within the first few weeks of the new administration, migrant rights group Pueblo Sin Fronteras, speaking on behalf of the caravan, says they hope for a warmer reception when they reach the border. The administration official mentioned that there is help on the way, but now is not a good time to make the trip to the border.
Changes will take time
Biden says that he will reverse the policies of the former administration; in particular, he has said that he will reverse the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP). These keeps migrants in Mexico while awaiting their political asylum hearings.
Programs are being put in place
The Biden administration feels that with new programs in place, immigrants will be safer. A pathway to legal permanent residency is also one of the goals of the new administration.
If you have immigration questions or are seeking a work or study visa, it may be smart to contact an attorney who has experience in immigration law. They may help guide you through the immigration process, making it happen more smoothly. Whether you are a student, professional, scientist or member of a family, the right attorney may help you navigate the legal process and aid you in making the U.S. your home.