2022 Immigration Priorities: A Blueprint for the Biden-Harris Administration

Feb 23, 2022
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The Biden administration started with an ambitious immigration plan and an experienced team, and although there was some modest success in reversing or terminating certain immigration policies, there is deep disappointment in the speed and substance of the planning for, and investing in, the restoration and expansion of access to asylum and other protections at the border, to deliver lasting protections for immigrant families in the United States, and to take decisive action to reimagine and reform our immigration and militarized enforcement systems.

This year, the administration must double down on efforts to pass a reconciliation bill with immigration provisions, designate all countries eligible for Temporary Protected Status (TPS), increase current programs that respond to regional development and humanitarian challenges, introduce new safe pathways to the United States, restore asylum access at the border, and more aggressively shift the immigration system toward a model that prioritizes safe and humane migration.