$ 100 billion for immigration in federal bill, could help border processing
As more than 14,000 Haitians arrived at the US border town of Del Rio, Texas in late September, immigration advocates and Haitian-Americans denounced the often chaotic treatment of incoming asylum seekers. . But the landmark federal spending and social policy bill currently being debated in Congress contains some provisions to reform the immigration system, including pre-treatment.
Federal lawmakers are still negotiating the Biden administration’s Build Back Better proposal. It aims to address immigration, among other topics such as expanding access to healthcare and reducing the country’s dependence on fossil fuels.
“I am working to secure funding so that we can transform our southern border and so we can receive asylum seekers with human dignity and fairness,” said New York Senator Chuck Schumer. Recount Haitian-American elected leaders on October 23, speaking of his support for Biden’s plan. “We need the right facilities, the right medical care and the right staff to accommodate families and children fleeing violence.
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