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Migrant Restrictions Considered by Biden Administration

By December 7, 2022December 14th, 2022No Comments

The Biden administration has been contemplating a number of new plans regarding migrant restrictions. A large number of new limits on the number of migrants who could apply for asylum in the United States is being proposed by President Joe Biden. These restrictions may be similar to those first put in place along the border by former President Donald J. Trump.

President Biden is debating the strategy as the United States deals with a significant number of border crossings that are unlawful. The strategy would make it illegal for migrants who are fleeing persecution to enter the United States unless another nation, like Mexico, had already turned them away. Insiders with knowledge of the strategy say it might take effect as early as this month, just as the government discontinues applying a public health regulation that the Trump administration implemented at the start of the coronavirus outbreak. On December 21st, 2022, the government must no longer formally use Title 42, per an order from a federal judge who goes by the name of Emmet Sullivan.

Unfortunately, the concept of widely excluding migrants from applying for asylum goes against decades of American and international law that have created the United States’ role as a haven for refugees and those who are afraid across the entire world. With the new strategies being discussed by the Biden administration, many human rights advocates are outraged. This is due to the similarities between the new plans with former President Trump’s immigration policies who President Biden has condemned more than once.

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