Biden to sign statement focused on addressing migrant circulations

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President Biden on Friday will sign a declaration on migration along with other leaders from the Western Hemisphere setting out a structure authorities said will aim to manage circulations of migrants and refugees in the region.

The Los Angeles Declaration, to be signed at the Summit of the Americas being held this week in the city, will have 4 main pillars: Ensuring stability, promoting legal pathways of migration, having humane border management and collaborating emergency response efforts.

The declaration will require expanding temporary worker programs to improve the flow of migrants and address worker scarcities in the U.S. and elsewhere, and for expanding other legal channels of migration like refugee resettlement and family reunification.

The document will likewise ask countries situated along main migration routes to fortify their asylum processing, more effectively enforce their borders and remove individuals who do not receive asylum.

The statement will call for surging support to nations in the hemisphere with bigger migrant and refugee populations, and it will inform actions to fight irregular migration "in a humane and sustainable way," a senior administration authorities said.

The official said the declaration will likewise consist of assistance for Haiti because of its "degrading" humanitarian and security circumstance, however would not enter specifics.

It is unclear how many guests of this week's top will sign onto the declaration, which is among the main tangible deliverables the administration is touting as Biden remains in Los Angeles.


"We do not expect every nation to sign, and as we were establishing the statement and engaging with nations in the hemisphere we were focusing on nations most impacted by migration and refugee flows," the senior administration authorities stated.

Migration has been a longstanding problem in the Western Hemisphere, and the U.S. in 2015 saw record varieties of people coming to the southern border as they left violence and absence of economic chance in their home nations.

Vice President Harris was tasked a year ago with working to deal with the root causes of migration in the Northern Triangle, which is comprised of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. However none of the leaders of those countries are attending this week's summit in the middle of a more comprehensive rift about who was invited and who selected to attend.

Harris announced $1.9 billion in extra economic sector investments to boost economic opportunity in the Northern Triangle as part of a larger financial investment push to minimize poverty, enhance quality of life and encourage homeowners in that region to stay.

Prior to Biden's arrival in Los Angeles, more than 100 civil society groups contacted the Biden administration to make a series of commitments on migration policy beyond any multilateral offer reached at the Summit of the Americas.

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