The new blueprint outlines five specific areas in which agencies will work to implement the President’s vision for a 21st century immigration system including:
- Ensuring a secure, humane, and well-managed border
- Implementing orderly and fair processing of asylum applications
- Strengthening collaborative migration management with regional partners
- Investing in Central America to address the root causes of migration
The new White House plan comes just two days after Biden appeared to walk back previous comments he made on the inclusion of a pathway to citizenship for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program participants. The president has told reporters that it “remains to be seen” if Senate Democrats will include a pathway to citizenship in the $3.5 trillion proposal.