On February 2, 2021, President Biden published Executive Order 14010 entitled "Creating a Comprehensive Regional Framework to Address the Causes of Migration, to Manage Migration Throughout North and Central America, and to Provide Safe and Orderly Processing of Asylum Seekers at the United States Border." The EO ends the Prompt Asylum Claim Review (PACR) and Humanitarian Asylum Review Process (HARP) pilot programs.
The EO directs the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Homeland Security to work together to expand lawful pathways for protection for individuals from Northern Triangle countries. The EO lists three immigration avenues for individuals from Northern Triangle Countries: (1) identifying ways to offer protection within and in conjunction with the U.S. Refugee Admissions program; (2) the potential renewal of the Central American Minors (CAM) parole program; and, (3) the use of discretionary parole to permit beneficiaries of approved family-sponsored immigration visa petitions to join family members in the United States of America.
Further, the EO revokes EO 13767 of January 25, 2017, Proclamation 9880 of May 8, 2019 and three Presidential Memoranda, as well as any agency memoranda issued in furtherance of these policies. The policies concerned border wall construction, ending “catch and release," and other topics.