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President Joe Biden has now expected to end a series of restrictions on asylum seekers at U.S. border crossings put into effect under the Trump administration due to the threat of Covid.

As Fox 5 San Diego reports:


WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has a draft plan to end the asylum limits at the U.S.-Mexico border by May 23 that were put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19, according to people familiar with the matter.

The decision, not yet final, would halt use of public health powers to absolve the United States of obligations under American law and international treaty to provide haven to people fleeing persecution.

Ending the limitations in May would allow for time to prepare at the border, the people said. But the delay runs against the wishes of top Democrats and others who say COVID-19 has long been used as an excuse to get out of asylum obligations.

It also raises the possibility that more asylum-seeking migrants will come to the border at a time when flows are already high. The Department of Homeland Security said Tuesday that about 7,100 migrants were coming daily, compared with an average of about 5,900 a day in February and on pace to match or exceed highs from last year, 2019 and other peak periods.

According to sources familiar with Biden’s plan, it remains in draft form and has yet to be formally finalized.




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David T
David T
4 months ago

He should be the president of Mexico instead of America

raylaser
raylaser
4 months ago

Of course, Brandon wants more Democratic voters from south of the border. Hey, if he can run illegal elections, why would he be opposed to illegal aliens voting!

Tom Tucker
Tom Tucker
4 months ago

Tell me how, when these caravans of thousands reach the border, we are able to distinguish those who are actually fleeing persecution from those who just want to be here, from those who are cartel members, or who are criminals escaping their arrest warrant and others who have no business being here? Brandon is a complete stupid, moronic imbecile and so is his entire cabinet and staff.