A package of executive orders will be signed by the new president of the United States this Tuesday, 2; undocumented people will have access to Covid-19 vaccines
The President of U.S, Joe Biden, will sign this Tuesday, 2nd, a package of executive orders related to immigration that will reverse the legacy left by its predecessor, Donald Trump. Among the measures that will be adopted is the formation of a group responsible for bringing together minors who were separated from their parents after crossing the border in the last four years. To this end, government officials will work closely with other countries on the American continent to locate the legal guardians of children and adolescents in the United States’ custody. It is estimated that 1,000 minors are in this situation.
Other executive orders aim to reestablish the asylum system, which allows citizens of the Central America arrive in the United States, and review all measures passed by former President Donald Trump that create barriers to the legal immigration system. On his first day in office, Biden had already ordered the suspension of construction of the wall on the border between the United States and Mexico, the withdrawal of the veto to migrants from majority countries Muslim and the protection of the Dhaka program, which grants work and residence permits to young people who do not have documents.
The United States Department of Homeland Security also announced on Monday, 1, that undocumented migrants will be able to receive vaccine against Covid-19 in the same way as American citizens. In a statement, the organization said that “it is a moral and public health imperative to ensure that all individuals living in the United States have access to the vaccine”, so that there will be no type of migratory control at immunization sites.