A report from the Associated Press indicates that the Biden Administration is considering a plan to bring back illegal immigrants deported by the Trump Administration.
The plan was submitted by the open border activists group, National immigrant Justice Center suggest Biden create an an office inside the DHS that allows deported illegal immigrants to submit requests to return to the USA.
From the AP:
The plan asks the government to take into account factors like people who were eligible for legal status and had applied before being deported or those who have compelling circumstances.
The proposal has been shared with White House staff, the group said. It plans to invite Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to discuss the proposal and include a letter signed by 75 immigrants’ rights organizations supporting the plan.
A White House spokesperson referred questions about the proposal to the Department of Homeland Security, which did not immediately respond.
The plan boasts that Biden could do it without the approval of Congress:
The National Immigrant Justice Center says Congress doesn’t need to act on their proposal and that creation of a centralized process to review applications could be done through executive action because it is based on existing laws.The plan asks the government to take into account factors like people who were eligible for legal status and had applied before being deported or those who have compelling circumstances.
Biden is also considering paying reparations to illegal immigrants that were deported by the Trump administration. The reparations would be negotiated between the Biden administration and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), who is representing the illegal immigrants whose children are still in the United States.
The White House is staying very quiet about the proposals and hasn’t endorsed either plan. However, the White House has signaled that they are supportive of these types of policies in whatever form they may take.