Biden administration to allow 25,000 asylum-seekers into US

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      Ohio Barbarian
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      SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Biden administration on Friday announced plans for tens of thousands of asylum-seekers waiting in Mexico for their next immigration court hearings to be allowed into the United States while their cases proceed.

      The first of an estimated 25,000 asylum-seekers in Mexico with active cases will be allowed in the United States on Feb. 19, authorities said. They plan to start slowly with two border crossings each processing up to 300 people a day and a third crossing taking fewer. Administration officials declined to name them out of fear they may encourage a rush of people to those locations.

      The move is a major step toward dismantling one of former President Donald Trump’s most consequential policies to deter asylum-seekers from coming to the U.S. About 70,000 asylum-seekers were enrolled in “ Remain in Mexico,” officially called “Migrant Protection Protocols,” since it was introduced in January 2019.

      On Biden’s first day in office, the Homeland Security Department suspended the policy for new arrivals. Since then, some asylum-seekers picked up at the border have been released in the U.S. with notices to appear in court.

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      salemcourt
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      that Agro-business did not have sufficient pickers.  This will help alleviate that.

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      Bubba
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      “Asylum-seekers will be released with notices to appear in court in cities close to or in their final destinations, typically with family, administration officials said.

      How many of them will actually show up at court when they are scheduled??

       

      • #403297
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        If they don’t, they’ll eventually be deported or they’ll go underground and increase the tax base every time they buy something at a store.

        It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs

        You can jail a revolutionary, but you can't jail the revolution.--Fred Hampton

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      peacecorps
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      to enter our great country – international law be damned! Either build the damn wall to keep them out or enforce a ‘wall’ of laws to keep them out.

      “Conservatives build walls”; liberals build bridges.

      The Big Lie: "Make the lie big, Make it simple, Keep saying it, And eventually they will believe it." AH.

      "Arguments must therefore be crude, clear and forcible, and appeal to emotions and instincts, not the intellect." JG

      National issues (slavery/racism, income inequality, pandemics and pathetic health care, weak unions) are not solved with more states' rights. Global problems (climate change, migration, trade, war, pandemics) are not solved with more nationalism.

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