In a nuanced answer to direct questioning by reporters today?
President Biden singled that the US does NOT have a ‘Open Borders’ policy for adults trying to cross from Mexico into the United States….
Biden has come under pressure from Republicans who say the border has been overrun with B Biden’s arrival as President….
Biden has pushed back….
This country WILL accept small children unaccompanied crossing over….
This country will try to process those who show up at the border with people waiting for them IN America …
But the Biden admin wants those to stay in Mexico and wait to be processed, Yes just like the Trump admin did using the reasoning of the pandemic….
President Joe Biden on Thursday said he wants Mexico to accept back all migrant families arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, a move that could reignite a court battle with the ACLU over the legality of sending back families without letting them seek asylum.
In his first press conference, Biden outlined how the administration is only allowing unaccompanied minors arriving at the border to seek asylum and remain in the United States…
The reason families have been allowed to stay in the U.S., officials have said, is that Mexico isn’t always willing or able to receive them. Biden said he expects that to change.
“We’re in negotiations with the president of Mexico. I think we’re going to see that change,” Biden said. “They should all be going back.”
Biden’s words worry Lee Gelernt, deputy director of the ACLU’s Immigrants’ Rights Project, who said he hopes Biden misspoke.
In the president’s early days in office, the Biden administration asked the ACLU to negotiate with them and put on hold their case arguing that the expulsion of families using Title 42 — the public health authority Trump invoked at the start of the pandemic — is unlawful. The ACLU initially agreed to negotiate for 28 days, but when that expired this week, they agreed to a 10 day extension. But, unless the administration clarifies Biden’s comments, the ACLU could be going back to court at the end of the 10 days “or even sooner,” Gelernt said.
“Needless to say, [Biden’s comments] are not consistent with good faith negotiations over reducing or ending the use of Title 42 to expel families,” Gelernt told POLITICO,
“If we are going to have a humane policy, we must allow people to apply for asylum, especially children and families who come fleeing danger,” Gelernt, the lead attorney on the Title 42 case, added….