President Joe Biden restarts a task force which was created with the aim of helping immigrants and refugees integrate into the United States. This task force had been in operation intermittently since the middle of the 2000s, most recently under former President Barack Obama before it was disbanded by former president Donald J. Trump, whose tight immigration policies were designed to let as few migrants as possible into the United States.
The Domestic Policy Council will be in charge of the Task Force on new immigrants, and will be centered on language acquisition, the health of immigrants with green cards and other forms of legal status, as well as employment training, education, and financial access.
With recent increasingly large amounts of immigrants coming to the United States whether through programs that offer temporary legal status to select migrants arriving from war-torn or disaster-devastated countries, through visas and the subsequent application for a green card, or ports of illegal entry where they request asylum. The uproar in the number of immigrants coming to the United States has caused chaos and disorganization which is why a task force to assist new immigrants is being recommenced.
The task group will examine current integration policies and initiatives in order to try to make them more effective, and identify new, urgent needs, according to the White House. In addition, the initiative will inevitably help new immigrants under legal status in the United States.