During the 2020 presidential election campaign, Joe Biden campaigned hard against Donald Trump’s border policies, especially the policy of detaining illegal immigrant families crossing the border. Upon occupying the White House, Biden reversed nearly all of Trump’s border policies, leading to chaos. Now, in the face of America’s collapsing border security that has seen a spike in drug smuggling, human trafficking, and murder, Biden is considering implementation of Trump’s successful policies. The Daily Mail’s Melissa Koenig reports:
President Joe Biden is said to be considering a major U-turn in his immigration policy as administration officials weigh reviving a Trump-era policy detaining families who cross the southern border illegally.
The president eliminated the practice when he took office, and actively campaigned against it saying ‘families belong together.’
But with Title 42 – a pandemic-era measure that allows authorities to promptly deport migrants – expiring in May, senior White House and Homeland Security officials are discussing the possibility of reinstating the program, the New York Times reports.
It would be just the president’s latest crackdown on illegal immigration as the number of migrants crossing the southern border reaches historic levels.
He is now being sued for a proposed rule that would make migrants ineligible for asylum in the U.S. if they did not first attempt to claim asylum in a country they passed through.
And critics say the president may lose even more favor amongst Democrats if he approves a new family detention policy ahead of the 2024 presidential election.
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