It is NOT gonna be an easy issue to solve….
Immigration policy has been a on going issue that President’s and Congress have been unable to come to an agreement with…
It’s not going to go away….
And it’s about to get worst for Joe Biden who needs Latino political support, and made assertions that he would change the harsh enforcement actions of the Trump admin, but can’t just open the flood gates , something most Americans do NOT want which is made worst by a country dealing with a pandemic as another excuse against the immigrants….The admin is simply NOT prepared right now….
Biden is well aware of the situation under the Obama admin that a President trying to get a immigration deal that came out worst for him in the end…Could Biden be getting involved in the same situation?
It could cancel out any advantage Biden might seem to get dealing with the virus and economy….Donald Trump used the issue to help gain the Presidency….
“There has been a significant increase in asylum seekers arriving, and we know that the numbers are only going to keep rising dramatically,” said Kate Clark, senior director for immigration services at Jewish Family Service of San Diego, which has been providing the families clothes and personal hygiene items and helping them arrange onward travel.
The surge poses the first major test of Mr. Biden’s pledge to adopt a more compassionate policy along America’s border with Mexico.
The prospect of large numbers of migrants entering the country during a pandemic could create a strong public backlash for Mr. Biden as his administration takes steps to undo the strict policies put into place by his predecessor.
A renewed influx would put pressure on immigration courts already straining under a massive backlog of asylum cases. Those who favor more restrictive immigration policies say that migrants who lose their cases could go underground, choosing to remain in the country unlawfully and adding to the estimated 10 million undocumented people already in the United States.
“It was predictable that there would be virtually no honeymoon for the Biden administration on the multiple crises that are displacing persons in the Northern Triangle states of Central America and elsewhere,” said Donald Kerwin, executive director of the Center for Migration Studies, a nonpartisan think tank….
…Mexico in recent days has begun enforcing a law passed in November that bars holding children under 12 in government custody. As a result, it has stopped accepting Central American families with young children back into Mexico, at least along some stretches of the border with Texas, forcing the United States to keep them. In order to avoid holding large numbers of people in shelters or immigration detention centers during a health crisis, Border Patrol has been releasing some of them to join family and friends across the United States….
Advocacy organizations across the country had been anticipating that the election of Mr. Biden would motivate people to head north again. In recent weeks, they have been convening Zoom calls to strategize how to handle the flow….
Mr. Biden said before taking office that he would not immediately open the border, hoping to avoid a rush of migration. On Feb. 2, he signed an executive order that directed a full review of the asylum process, but administration officials have said changes to the current system would take time to materialize…
This was suppose to be the policy issue for Domestic Policy head Susan Rice to handle….
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