The increases in undocumented immigrants in the United States show that immigration policy has relaxed
In relation to the management carried out during the administration of former President Donald Trump, during which an attempt was made to stop the arrival of undocumented immigrants at any cost; During the administration of President Joe Biden, immigration policy seems to have relaxed.
At least this is demonstrated by the publication of an article in the New York Times based on internal data from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and court documents.
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According to the newspaper, more than a million undocumented immigrants have been able to enter US territory apparently temporarily.
These foreigners come from more than 150 countries and their cases came to saturate the immigration court system in the United States, because since the previous administration, others who were looking for a solution to their request for permanence already showed a certain stagnation.
According to data from the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) analysis center at Syracuse University in New York, the immigration courts had 1,861,180 cases pending processing as of last July.
In this sense, the Texas immigration courts register the majority of cases, with 291,452. Florida follows, with 276,605 cases; and California, with 216,508.
However, a single case can include multiple members of a family, so the number of cases does not represent the number of immigrants fighting to stay in the country.
Immigrants under permanent surveillance
In this way, nearly 300,000 people who have been allowed to enter the country, including many heads of households, have been equipped with tracking devices so that Immigration and Customs Enforcement can monitor their whereabouts as they await their day at the court, highlights the New York Times.
The number of undocumented immigrants who have been allowed to stay temporarily for various reasons, including the fact that their own countries do not accept them back, does not exceed the number of expelled.
Data released by the Customs and Border Protection Office shows that it has carried out more than 1.7 million expulsions of immigrants who tried to enter the US territory without permission.
However, the number of expulsions has not been able to stop the criticism and actions of the Republicans.