The following joint statement was released by Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas and Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken.
We celebrate DACA’s ninth anniversary. This extraordinarily successful policy has transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of young “Dreamers” by making them eligible for work authorization and providing a measure of protection from deportation. This anniversary must propel Congress to finally pass the permanent legislative protections that would give Dreamers the opportunity to earn citizenship – so that they can live their lives with true certainty, free from fear.
There is understandably a great deal of attention currently focused on the southwest border. I want to share the facts, the work that we in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and across the government are doing, and our plan of action.
Homeland Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas has directed the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to support a government-wide effort over the next 90 days to safely receive, shelter, and transfer unaccompanied children who make the dangerous journey to the U.S. southwest border.
El Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos de Estados Unidos (HHS) y el Departamento de Seguridad Nacional de Estados Unidos (DHS) anunciaron la terminación de un acuerdo de 2018 que socavaba los intereses de los menores y que tenía un efecto aterrador en los posibles patrocinadores (generalmente un padre o una persona cercana) interesados en patrocinar a un menor sin acompañante bajo el cuidado de HHS.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the termination of a 2018 agreement that undermined the interests of children and had a chilling effect on potential sponsors (usually a parent or close relative) from stepping up to sponsor an unaccompanied child placed in the care of HHS.
DHS filed for public inspection with the Federal Register a rule that formally removes from the Code of Federal Regulations the now-vacated 2019 rule on public charge inadmissibility. On March 9, 2021, a court order vacating the 2019 public charge rule went into effect, and DHS immediately stopped applying the rule. Today’s rule completes the last step in implementing that vacatur.
On February 2, 2021, the President issued Executive Order 14,012, directing the Secretary of Homeland Security to review the actions of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS or Department) related to the implementation of the public charge ground of inadmissibility. Consistent with the Executive Order, DHS has begun its review, as well as its consultation with other relevant agencies.
El Departamento de Seguridad Nacional (DHS, por sus siglas en inglés) inició la primera fase de un esfuerzo encaminado a restaurar de manera segura y efectiva el procesamiento de personas en la frontera suroeste.
DHS began the first step in a phased approach to restore safe and orderly processing at the Southwest Border. DHS and its international partners have now initiated the virtual registration process for individuals who had been forced to return to Mexico under the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) and have a pending case before the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR). The United States is continuing to strictly enforce existing immigration laws and border security measures. Individuals should not approach the border, including at designated ports of entry, unless and until they are approved and receive appointment information through the remote registration process.