The administration of U.S. President Joe Biden has stopped the deportation of undocumented migrants for the next 100 days.
Authorities explained that the suspension will allow government agencies to focus on combating the coronavirus pandemic, the most serious crisis for the health care system in history. It is noted that the measure will not affect migrants linked to terrorism and espionage, but covers those convicted of crimes and suspects.
Biden promised to stop the expulsion of immigrants during his campaign. On his first day in office, he also stopped construction of a wall on the southern border, a promise that had been key to his predecessor Donald Trump’s campaign.
In addition, he lifted Trump’s ban on citizens of certain Muslim countries from entering the country and a number of his other restrictions.
On Jan. 20, it was reported that Mexican authorities are offering Biden amnesty for all illegal migrants from that country by granting them legal status.