Immigration: Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke expresses disagreement with the Biden administration’s new migration provisions

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Immigration: Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke expresses disagreement with the Biden administration’s new migration provisions

Reactions are mounting to the announcements by the administration of U.S. President Joe Biden regarding changes in the U.S. immigration system. One of the latest is from the representative of New York’s ninth congressional district, Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke, who has been a member of the House of Representatives since 2007.

In a press release issued on Tuesday, January 10, a copy of which was sent to Zoomhaitinews and CaribeanTelevisionNetwork, the congresswoman placed the decision in the context of the ongoing judicial review of the decision to maintain Title 42 on immigration.

In a straightforward manner, Ms. Clarke expressed her disagreement with this decision, which she believes is insufficient. As a daughter of immigrants and a woman who has dedicated her life to ensuring their fair and equal access to the American dream, I have long sought to reform a hopelessly outdated immigration system,” she said bluntly.

She said she regrets that “the reforms recently announced by President Biden and his administration do not bring the change that immigrant communities deserve and have prayed for.
These “insufficient solutions” in his opinion only serve to keep “the cruel and oppressive legacy of Trump-era Title 42 policies alive. I am far from alone in finding this tragic fact unacceptable,” the congresswoman writes, calling the impact of such measures on the lives and futures of migrants trying to find a better life at U.S. borders “harmful.

Far from agreeing with the announcements and measures of the Democratic president, the congresswoman member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Homeland Security of the House of Representatives calls for a new paradigm in the treatment of the migration issue for which she says she has campaigned so much, daughter of immigrants from her state. She advocates a thorough reform.

The time has come for reform based on fairness and moral responsibility, so that we can safely and compassionately welcome new Americans to our country – in accordance with the founding principles of this country,” Clark said.

And on this point she is “clear”.
Our nation owes these individuals and families more than the apologies and empty words to which they are so tragically accustomed. They deserve our promise of a better, more welcoming, more loving future. They deserve an America they can call home. And I want them to have both. I urge President Biden to re-evaluate his administration’s decision,” said Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke in her statement.

The decision questioned by Congresswoman Yvette D Clark was announced on Thursday, January 5. It concerns Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans and Venezuelans who illegally cross the border between the United States and Mexico.

With this measure, the U.S. administration plans to accept 30,000 people per month from these four nations for two years and will offer them the opportunity to work legally, provided they come legally, have eligible sponsors and pass security checks and background checks.
This new policy could allow 360,000 people from these four nations to enter the United States legally in one year.

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