The United States’ New Immigration Policy
For the fiscal year 2023, Joe Biden, the president of the United States, has set a cap of 125,000 immigrants. Only 125,000 tons of immigrants were allowed to enter the country this year. The United States has kept its current limit on the number of immigrants it would accept, despite constant calls by proponents of immigrants’ rights for an increase.
The attempt to accept American immigrants began more than 40 years ago. Donald Trump, the last president of the United States, decreased the immigration cap to the lowest number attainable (15 thousand tons). Despite Biden’s decision to quadruple the immigration cap during his first year in office, less than 20,000 immigrants have been permitted through this program in the fiscal year that ends on September 30. 100,000 Ukrainian and Afghan nationals also arrived in the United States this year through the extraordinary humanitarian program; they are not part of the immigration program and their stay is only temporary.
The US immigration system provides a way to come here permanently. According to a statement from Vice President Joe Biden, setting a limit on immigration at 125,000 is reasonable given humanitarian concerns and is in the best interests of the United States.
40,000 Africans and 35,000 South Asians would take part in the program welcoming immigrants from the United States the next year.