President Biden will reinstate portions of the Central American Minors Program (CAM) that were canceled by the Trump administration CAM was originally established by the Obama administration in November 2014, in response to family separations among immigrants from Central America. CAM was designed to facilitate family reunifications of migrants from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, either in refugee status or under a temporary parole program.
President Biden has proposed legislation that would legalize the presence of more than 11 million undocumented migrants now living in the United States. If the legislation is passed, most of these people will be able to seek permanent residence and eventually US citizenship. Trouble may be brewing, however. Thousands of more migrants, many of them unaccompanied children, are pouring over the southern border, overwhelming immigration detention facilities.
The Trump administration brought the US immigration system to a standstill during the waning days of his presidency, especially for Dreamers, TPS holders, asylum seekers and other vulnerable immigrants.