5480617 Policy Development Assignment

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2 Policy Development Assignment Introduction Immigration reform is an important social issue that requires a trauma-informed approach to effectively deal with the intricate immigrant mental health needs. Dealing with this social issue enables immigrants and refugees deal with the adversity experienced during their immigration from their home countries (Im & Swan, 2021). The proposed legislation aims to establish a comprehensive and compassionate policy framework that recognizes immigrants' challenges and seeks to promote their successful integration in society. This policy draws on evidence-based practices of trauma-informed care to address challenges faced by immigrants by analyzing the policy landscape, the development of strategic policies, and the implementation and sustainability of trauma-informed practices within the context of immigration reform. Social Issue Concern: Immigration Reform and Impact on Immigrant/Refugee Population The issue of immigration reform in the United States has significantly impacted immigrant and refugee populations. The lack of a direct way for undocumented immigrants creates a vulnerable population that is usually excluded from essential services and opportunities. Undocumented immigrants face various challenges, including limited access to education and healthcare, uncertainties regarding legal status, and potential trauma of migration, detention, and deportation. The lack of trauma-informed policies and practices in the immigration system may negatively impact their overall well-being and hinder their integration into society. It is vital to address these issues through inclusive policies that acknowledge the undocumented immigrants and refugees' unique needs and experiences and promote their equitable integration and inclusion into society.
3 Trauma-Informed Policy Solution: Biden's Immigration Plan The Biden administration's immigration plan aims to provide a path to citizenship for millions of undocumented Americans. The proposal offers an eight-year path to citizenship for most of the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States (Haberman, 2021). Biden's immigration plan is a trauma-informed policy solution that addresses the issues of poor healthcare, security, and poverty experienced by undocumented immigrants and refugees. Policy Analysis The Biden's administration's immigration plan aims to provide a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants and address the challenges they face. The plan's policy goals include: a) To provide a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants currently residing in the United States, including Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders and Dreamers (undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children). b) Restoring protections for vulnerable populations like refugees and asylum seekers by reversing restrictive immigration policies implemented by the previous administration. c) To ensure that immigrant families eligible for benefits under the proposed policy are not subjected to additional restrictions. These goals will achieve a pathway to citizenship for eligible undocumented immigrants that will enable them gain legal status, work authorization, and become U.S. citizens, granting them access to better healthcare and educational opportunities. The plan will also ensure protection from deportation for TPS holders and Dreamers by providing them with a stable legal status. The eligibility criteria for Biden's immigration plan will be based on the length of residence in the United States, with a focus on individuals who have been living and contributing
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