This paper will provide a critique and response to the article “Many Migrants Are Quickly Expelled, but Others Can Stay. Here’s Why,” written by Eileen Sullivan in The New York Times. She discusses how the new U.S. immigration policy affects immigrant adults and children due to the pandemic (Sullivan 2). In my paper, I will discuss whether the decision to let some immigrants through was fair, whether the author discusses all the difficulties for migrants, and how well the article describes the government’s motivation. Eileen Sullivan describes the difficulties faced by migrants in the U.S. due to the COVID-19 protection policy (Sullivan 3). She also says that the system proposed by Biden creates many difficulties for foreigners and is not effective.
I agree with the article’s author that the President’s Office immigration policy is chaotic and not systematic. However, I think it is rather one-sided in its treatment of the reasons for such decisions. For example, the article fails to point out that if immigration policies had been much stricter, the number of undocumented migrants would have only increased. In addition, the president’s administration would have been bombarded with accusations from disgruntled foreign nationals who were removed from the country because of the health care policy. Furthermore, while Eileen Sullivan speaks of shielding children from returning home, she does not consider the consequences for their parents (Sullivan 3).
The author speaks of the possibility of children remaining in the U.S. as a positive thing. However, she forgets that it will lead to the separation of many families because the policy of expelling adults is still strict. Finally, I disagree with how the article describes the government’s motivation to respond to the situation. Sullivan does not say enough about the president’s administration’s pressures and how quickly decisions must be cleaned up. Thus, the article outlines the chaotic U.S. migration policy but lacks the necessary information.
Sullivan, Eileen. “Many Migrants Are Quickly Expelled, but Others Can Stay. Here’s Why.”. The New York Times, Web.