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Biden is working on a plan to eliminate the asylum request of irregular immigrants

2024-02-22T04:21:28.145Z

Highlights: Biden is working on a plan to eliminate the asylum request of irregular immigrants. The decree would modify one of the most deeply rooted immigration guarantees in the United States. The plan is similar to one devised by Donald Trump during his administration. The Democratic Administration intends to organize immigration by giving those who migrate the possibility of starting the process in their places of origin through a mobile application. It is not the first time that Biden has considered this measure. Last year, the Department of Homeland Security announced that it would adopt the measure in May 2023 on a temporary basis.


The decree would modify one of the most deeply rooted immigration guarantees in the United States, according to the executive order advanced by 'The New York Times'


President Joe Biden is preparing a decree that aims to prevent irregular immigrants from applying for asylum after arriving in the United States.

The executive order, reported by

The New York Times

, would modify one of the most deeply-rooted customs in the United States, the possibility that migrants fleeing their countries of origin find protection when they set foot on American territory.

The plan is similar to one devised by Donald Trump during his administration.

The White House decree is in the study phase weeks after Congress presented a law that sought to address the crisis on the border with Mexico, an area that has become a headache for the Democratic Administration heading into the elections. of November.

The initiative drafted in January by legislators from both parties offered the “most severe and fair” reforms to control the flow of irregular immigration arriving from Mexico.

The law died when Donald Trump ordered senators from his party not to vote on it.

The rejection of this rule, on which aid to Ukraine and Israel also depends, has led the Executive to weigh other options.

The answer, according to the New York newspaper, may be in an executive order that would not need to go through Congress on one of the weakest fronts for the president.

Biden's management at the border is disapproved of by 60% of Americans, according to a poll this week by

The Economist

and YouGov.

“No executive order, no matter how aggressive, can provide the important reforms and extraordinary resources that Congress was able to provide and that Republicans rejected,” said Angelo Fernández, a White House spokesman quoted by the AP agency. .

The official has attacked the president's political rivals without confirming the viability of the plan.

“Congressional Republicans opted for partisan politics over our national security and rejected what border agents were asking for.

And then they took two weeks of vacation,” he added.

The ill-fated law drafted by Democratic and Republican senators proposed closing the southern border to new migrants once Border Patrol agents processed the detention of 5,000 people a day for a week or up to 8,500 in a single day.

December 2023 broke all records in the records.

During that month, immigration authorities detained 302,000 people on the line between the two countries, an average of 9,740 migrants per day.

In January, however, the flow has been cut in half.

The rule considered by Biden and his Government would have a similar effect, modifying the requirements stipulated in section 212(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Law.

This section gives the Executive power to block various groups of migrants from entering the country.

The modification of this rule was widely used during the Trump Administration.

Now the decree would prevent those who arrive by land or air from applying for asylum.

This measure is very popular among immigrants because they regain their freedom after a brief period of detention and lead a normal life in the United States until an immigration court decides their case.

The Democratic Administration intends to organize immigration by giving those who migrate the possibility of starting the process in their places of origin through a mobile application called CBP One.

It is not the first time that Biden has considered this measure.

Last year, the Department of Homeland Security announced that it would adopt the measure in May 2023 on a temporary basis, for a period of two years.

However, the White House then received an avalanche of negative responses.

Among these, there were threats from human rights groups to file lawsuits if the agency put into practice what would be one of the main guarantees of the United States.

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Source: elparis

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