US lawmakers urge Biden to reverse Trump’s immigration policies

Vastavam web: Influential American lawmakers, including Indian-American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, have urged President-elect Joe Biden to reverse the immigration policies of Donald Trump, as they introduced a resolution, seeking reform of the immigration system that is just, empathetic and fair. Jayapal and several of her Congressional colleagues on Friday in a resolution urged Congress to create humane, community-based alternatives to detention, and revamp the current deportation system to include, among other things, guaranteed access to legal representation.

This immigration reform proposal develops and implements a Roadmap to Freedom by promoting citizenship, protecting and strengthening a fair process centered on family unity, promoting and preserving diversity and establishing a just, humane immigration system. Additionally, it ensures federal immigration agencies are fair and accountable, establishes a humane and effective border policy, recognises the value of all work and promotes healthy communities. The resolution also promotes social, civil and economic integration while modernising and strengthening humanitarian pathways to the US. The resolution addresses root causes of migration as well.

Our immigration system has been broken for decades, and we must finally reform it in a humane way that focuses on respect, dignity, family unity and real opportunity for all immigrants, she said as she described the resolution as a bold, progressive vision for immigration reform that is fair, equitable, centers family unity and humanitarian protections, combats systemic injustices and works for everyone. This comprehensive proposal was developed in close consultation with grassroots groups, immigration organisers, labour advocates, civil rights leaders and racial justice activists.