The new US government has repealed the former president's policy on immigrant children.

The Biden administration on Friday announced the end of a Trump-era policy to check the immigration status of caregivers who come forward to sponsor unaccompanied migrant children.

According to US media outlets, the Departments of Health and Human Services and Homeland Security said they're terminating the 2018 agreement, which they said discouraged caregivers from coming forward to sponsor the children.

Officials in the Biden administration announced Friday that rescinding the policy could encourage more parents and family members to come forward and alleviate crowding at HHS facilities. 

More than 3,200 unaccompanied migrant children are being housed in customs and border protection holding facilities. 

Joe Biden, the 46th US president, began his work by issuing new executive orders to repeal Trump's immigration policies. 219