#Immigration

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
US State Department keeps 55,000 green visas open to citizens of other countries. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Unsplash)

  • The results for the US Diversity Visa Program were announced by the State Department
  • The program took place from October 7, 2020, to November 10, 2020
  • Countries with more than 50,000 people migrating to the US in the last five years were not eligible

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
President Joe Biden has prioritized a special task force to reunify the hundreds of families. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • Biden has called the family separations a "moral failure and a national shame."
  • Trump had announced his zero tolerance policy towards undocumented migrants in 2018
  • The process of reunifications is beginning this week, an official confirmed

.Houston, TX, USA
No children were found in the building of illegal immigrants. (Photo credit: Representative image/Unsplash)

  • The Texas-Mexico border is a known crossing point for illegal immigrants to the US
  • Five women and 85 men were kept in a two-storey home
  • Police said that some people will be quarantined 

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
President-elect Joe Biden fist bumps Vice President Kamala Harris after she was sworn in during the inauguration, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Kamala Harris has been one of the most prominent advocates for Joe Biden’s agenda
  • The two have forged a relationship many aides say is closer than most presidents share with their No. 2s
  • Aides say Harris was behind Biden’s “strategy of selling it, both to the American people and the Hill”

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
In Trump era, Ed Gonzalez criticised the administration's techniques in border and emergency management issues. (Photo credit: Twitter/ @SheriffEd_HCSO)

  • US President Joe Biden will nominate Ed Gonzalez, a senior law enforcement officer to lead ICE
  • Gonzalez was vocal against Trump-era's immigration raids against undocumented immigrants
  • In 2016, he was elected as sheriff of Harris county

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
US Vice President Kamala Harris spoke to President of Guatemala on Monday. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@VP)

  • Central America is currently making efforts to limit northbound migrants
  • Harris is scheduled to meet Guatemala VP in June
  • Harris has led US diplomatic efforts in Central America

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
US has administered over 200 million COVID vaccine shots and deaths have fallen dramatically. (Photo credit: AP/ PTI)

  • President Joe Biden has met some buig targets in his first 100 days in office
  • The Biden administration has achieved a lot in improving COVID situation and changing foreign policies
  • However, it is still in attack for its failure to handle immigration at borders and raging gun violence

.Washington, D.C., DC, USA
As per the new allocation 7,000 slots have been reserved for refugees from Africa. (AFP Photo)

  • Biden will be lifting Trump's historically low migration caps by next month
  • White House did not give a specific number for the expanded capping
  • His advisers told Joe to 'take immediate action to reverse the Trump policy'

.Washington, D.C., DC, USA
The raise in the number of refugees allowed wouldn't come any time soon. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Previously, Joe Biden had expressed his interest in allowing up to 62,500 refugees
  • His administration said the admission system under Donald Trump needs and overhaul
  • Before that the number of refugees cannot be raised to what they committed to

.Washington, D.C., DC, USA
The US is facing a huge influx of undocumented migrants. (Photo Credit: AFP Photo)

  • Roberta Jacobson is the coordinator for the Southwest Border
  • Jacobson will leave office at the end of April
  • She committed to serving only for the first 100 days under Biden