Poland welcoming Ukrainian refugees increased the furor over Biden’s new asylum policy

The Border Crisis is Not a Problem: Mr. Miller and the U.S. Department of State are Working to Fix the Title 42 Border Rule

Mr. Miller tried to use Title 42 at times when the border stations were hit with the flu or when there was an outbreak of the mumps at detention facilities. In most cases, cabinet secretaries and lawyers spoke to him.

If they’re going to try to exclude people from China, have negative carbon dioxide tests, and then argue that there are still things that the government has to be doing because of this pandemic, then I think they should absolutely be doing that.

Anthony Fauci, the White House’s chief medical adviser, was not a big fan of the border rule’s effectiveness as a public health measure.

This idea of immigrants carrying infections in the country is a racist one, and is related to the idea of minorities being associated with disease.

The new rule bars migrants who traveled through other countries on their way to the United States from applying for asylum in the United States, a departure from longstanding protocol.

Title 42 has had the effect of giving migrants more opportunities to cross the border illegally in the future since they are more likely to try again after being expelled. Homeland Security officials have estimated that 30 percent of illegal crossings during the pandemic were repeat offenders.

A federal judge ruled in November that Title 42 was unlawful, and set it to end on Dec. 21. The Supreme Court paused that ruling in December. Nine days later, the Supreme Court said the policy would remain in place while the legal challenge plays out.

Neil Gorsuch wrote that the current border crisis is not a problem. Courts should not perpetuate administrative directives because elected officials haven’t addressed a different emergency. We are a court of law that is not policymakers of last resort.

Did the Biden Administration Adopt Title 42? Yes, the States are impacted, but the government shouldn’t do their job, argues Brnovich

Title 42 would be lifted in May according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, after considering recent public health conditions and the increased availability of tools to fight COVID-19.

It’s not a permanent policy. It was not meant to be that way. But it is one of the few tools we have left in our toolbox that is stopping even more people from illegally reentering.

The law required notice and comments from those affected by the president’s actions in the repeal of Title 42, but he did not follow it.

He said that the states tried to protect their interests and the Biden administration told them the states didn’t have an interest. The events of the last two years have an impact, whether it is on a cost in health care, whether it is on the costs of incarceration, or whether it is the costs of lost lives.

I think the answer to that from a constitutional legal perspective is, yes, the states are impacted, Brnovich said. “And yes, the states should be allowed to intervene when the federal government won’t do its job.”

The U.S.-Mexico Border to El Paso: The First Day of the Biden Administration’s Immigration Policy in the Light of a “Remain in Mexico” Law

“From day one, when Joe Biden was being sworn in, he started to decriminalize and incentivize people breaking into the or coming into the country illegally,” Brnovich said. We had to file a lawsuit because the interim guidance from the Biden administration did not allow us to deport people with deportation orders. He stopped building the wall because taxpayers will have to pay for a wall that is not being built. The ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy is just one of the many things going on.

I understand why people want to come to the country, but I also think there needs to be a process. “There are countries like Canada and Australia that have immigration systems that are based on merits and points. … If they need more nurses or gardeners in Australia, they will let people in and become citizens and take those jobs. There are other systems we can look at that don’t mess things up, I think.

Aggressively enforcing existing law is the first thing you have to do. You have to gain control of the southern border,” he said. “Then you can start having a discussion once you do that.”

He pointed to the president’s actions in order to deal with migrants at the southern border. “They aggressively sent judges and federal prosecutors to our southern border to aggressively prosecute entry and reentry cases. The Obama administration was able to stop the flow of immigration.

President Biden is visiting the U.S.-Mexico border for the first time as president on Sunday, stopping in El Paso, Texas, on his way to Mexico. The visit comes after two years of back-and-forth with Republicans over the Biden administration’s immigration policy.

The Biden administration’s open-border policies have emboldened cartels, criminal gang members, and international terrorists: a letter to Abbott

Republican state officials and the Biden administration are sparring over the future of Title 42, an early pandemic-era policy that lets the U.S. quickly expel most migrants seeking asylum without a hearing.

There is a program that allows migrants of Haiti and Cuba to apply to legally come to the United States, as well as Title 42, which has begun to send migrants from Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua to Mexico. Many migrants have applied.

“People come to America for a whole lot of different reasons,” Biden said during a Jan. 5 speech announcing the new immigration policies. “To seek new opportunity in what is the strongest economy in the world. Can’t blame them wanting to do it. They flee oppression, you know, to the — to the freest nation in the world. They chase their own American Dream in a great nation.

Republican governors have been sending buses with migrants to sanctuaries such as Washington, D.C., and other so- called sanctuary cities in an effort to call for tighter borders.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott hand-delivered a letter to Biden during his visit. The governor has been one of the most vocal critics of the Biden administration’s immigration policy.

“Your open-border policies have emboldened the cartels, who grow wealthy by trafficking deadly fentanyl and even human beings,” Abbott wrote in the letter. “Texans are paying an especially high price for your failure, sometimes with their very lives, as local leaders from your own party will tell you if given the chance.”

The first hearing of the new Congress was held by Republican leaders to focus on the problem at the southern U.S. border.

The first in a series of GOP-led hearings on the situation at the U is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, chaired by the chair of the House Judiciary Committee, Jim Jordan of Ohio.

Republicans sought to portray the surge in migrants as a threat to communities across the country, while Democrats accused them of fear-mongering and spreading misinformation.

It is open. “Border is dangerous”, said the Republican from Arizona. “Drugs pour across, international terrorists, criminal gang members, people from all over the world.”

The Biden administration disputes that the border is open, and argues that its recent enforcement measures have led to a drop in the number of illegal border crossings in recent weeks.

Over 1 million people were expelled by the Biden administration last year. The hearing was described as “political theater” by the ranking member of the committee, who said that Title 42 had been expanded to the concern of many of them.

Brandon Dunn’s testimony before a congressman’s committee on border house republicans: “It’s the largest crime scene in our country”

BrandonDunn testified before the committee regarding his son’s death last year. The couple founded a group called forever 15 to promote awareness of Fentanyl poisoning.

Democrats pointed out that the vast majority of fentanyl seizures happen at official ports of entry, often in vehicles driven by U.S. citizens. Experts say a relatively small fraction is seized by Border Patrol agents between the ports of entry, while virtually none is seized from migrants who are turning themselves in to seek asylum.

But Republicans say there is a connection, because large numbers of migrants crossing the border are distracting Border Patrol agents from doing their jobs.

The committee also heard from a pair of law enforcement officials in border communities, who painted starkly different pictures of the current situation.

Sheriff Mark Dannels said that the border is “the worst” he’s ever seen. He says his resources are stretched thin trying to help Border Patrol agents catch migrants who try to sneak through the desert.

“Law enforcement agents are incredibly frustrated and low-esteemed, and that is reflected at all levels of the law enforcement profession,” he said. “This is the largest crime scene in this country.”

Source: https://www.npr.org/2023/02/01/1153565559/border-house-republicans-hearing-jordan-mexico

Speaker Speaker: The U.S. Border Patrol Does Not Interfer with El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego, a Candidate for Replacing Joe Biden

But the committee also heard from El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego, who described a completely different scenario. “There is no open border in El Paso,” Samaniego said, explaining that migrants there routinely turn themselves in to Border Patrol for processing in an orderly fashion.

Local officials and nonprofits have worked closely with immigration authorities and developed a strategy for dealing with large numbers of migrants in the U.S., according to testimony from Samaniego.

Several times, Republicans on the committee suggested that the Biden administration was deliberately encouraging migrants to cross the border illegally. Rep. Roy of Texas went even further, invoking the word “invasion” to describe the flow of migrants across the border.

Critics have linked that term to the so-called Replacement Theory, the false conspiracy theory that Democrats are deliberately trying to replace white Americans with immigrants of color for political gain.

“There is no invasion of migrants in our community. Nor are there hordes of immigrants committing crimes against citizens or causing havoc in our community,” Samaniego said. “Claiming this continues a false racist narrative.”

In an interview with CNN’s Chris Wallace, the Homeland Security Secretary said that he will not resign from his post and blamed Congress for the country’s broken immigration system.

House Republicans, who have been fierce critics of President Joe Biden’s immigration policies, have been moving to build a case against Mayorkas as they consider launching rare impeachment proceedings against a Cabinet secretary.

Mayorkas was on “Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace” which is now streaming onCNN, but he wouldn’t resign.

What is the level of immigration that has gripped our hemisphere? A letter to the editor of the Newsweek article on the border security problems and immigration reform

“The level of migration that has gripped our hemisphere is extraordinary,” Mayorkas said, stressing that Congress needs to pass reform to fix the immigration system, which Republicans and Democrats agree is broken.

A private law firm will help with the impeachment proceedings against Mayorkas ahead of time.

Pressed by Wallace on what it means for the border to be secure and if it means people aren’t illegally crossing the border, Mayorkas said: “Of course not. By this measure, the border hasn’t been secure.

To achieve operational control of the border, to do everything we can to support our people with resources, the technology, and the policies that advance the security of the border, do not come at the cost of our country’s values. I say that because in the prior administration policies were passed, but not values that we hold dear.

US border authorities encountered migrants more than 2.3 million times along the US-Mexico border in fiscal year 2022, according to US Customs and Border Protection data. Of those, more than 1 million migrants were turned away at the border.

In a statement, Luis Miranda, a Homeland Security spokesperson, said the proposal “is part of a first-of-its-kind plan that expands legal pathways and has already reduced illegal immigration all while allowing thousands of individuals to lawfully enter the United States without having to put their lives in the hands of smugglers.”

The rule would apply to migrants who cross the US-Mexico border illegally. That doesn’t apply to migrant children.

Reply to the Apparent Improperty of the Asymptotic Right-Security Rule by the President of the United States

The administration official told reporters that it wasn’t the administration’s first preference or second preference, and Congress has to pass reform.

Administration officials on Tuesday rejected the comparison to the Trump administration, saying that it’s not a categorical ban on asylum and emphasizing efforts to expand access to legal pathways to the US, including a recently launched parole program for certain nationalities.

The proposed rule will be posted in the Federal Register for a period of 30 days, during which the public can comment on it, and it’s expected to take effect in May. It is predicted that the rule will last for two years.

Latino senators were told about the regulation but it didn’t seem to ease concerns, according to a source. Immigrant advocates also criticized the asylum rule Tuesday, arguing it violates President Joe Biden’s pledge to restore asylum.

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus had spoken out against the administration when the rule was announced, saying that there was a lack of engagement and that they were thrown off by new border policies. On Tuesday, House Judiciary Committee ranking member Jerry Nadler, a New York Democrat, and Immigration Integrity, Security, and Enforcement Subcommittee ranking member Pramila Jayapal, a Washington Democrat, slammed the move.

Krish O’Mara Vignarajah, the President and CEO of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, said in a statement, “This rule reaches into the dustbin of history to resurrect one of the most harmful and illegal anti-asylum policies of the Trump administration.” It’s absurd to require people to seek protection in countries with no functioning asylum systems at all.

A fast-track deportation process known as Expedited removal is one of the plans being considered by the administration. While Mexico has been taking migrants under Title 42 and previously under a Trump-era border policy known as “remain in Mexico,” the plan would appear to mark the first time Mexico would take back non-Mexican deportees at a large scale. There are no reports of a plan by the Department of Homeland Security.

That show of appreciation hit a nerve and it was back at home. The contrast between Biden’s own words on refugees in Europe and his administration’s policy on the US border was not missed among immigration and human rights advocates and Democratic lawmakers.

From behind a podium adorning the iconic seal of the US presidency and in front of a set of American, Ukrainian and Polish flags, Biden on Tuesday had delivered a stirring message: America would forever stand with Ukraine on the side of democracy and freedom.

In remarks prior to the anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Biden said that his priority was the millions of Ukrainians whose homes and families have been destroyed.

Sen. Bob Menendez: Reply to the Speaker’s Call for a Redressal of the Immigration Crisis Down at the Border

Finding and enforcing other measures to restrict the thousands of migrants that are arriving at the US border has become more urgent since it’s the policy that is going to expire in May.

In private meetings last week with lawmakers, the administration tried to correct its course about the upcoming release of the asylum rule. But in one closed-door meeting with Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, Democratic Hispanic senators maintained their strong opposition and expressed their ongoing concerns, according to a source familiar with the meeting.

Among those in the room was Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey. The senator wrote a letter to the president to express his concerns, and he joined with other Democrats to condemn the proposed asylum rule.

We have to protect vulnerable migrants under domestic and international law and we shouldn’t leave them stranded in countries that are not able to protect them.

Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-Texas), whose district includes parts of the U.S.-Mexico border, has long been critical of how Republicans and Democrats have dealt with immigration.

But he says a new asylum rule proposed by the Biden administration is a “reasonable” way to deal with the record number of migrants arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border.

“So if you’re the mayor, you’re a judge, you’re a farmer, and you’re somebody down at the border, you see it all the time.” You’re going to have a different point of view. I think I’m speaking for my community We just want to have order.

If a person thinks that the immigration activists are the only part of the Democratic base, then they’re wrong. They are an important group. But like I’ve said, when we talk about the issues down here at the border, I’ve always said immigration activists are one [voice]. And I think the White House listened to them too long without taking consideration to the men and women down here that have so many families down here.

Who’s listening to the border communities? When a rule like this comes out, the media automatically goes to the immigration activist. Who calls the border mayor in Webb County or in Starr County or in El Paso? Who makes the calls to the judges, the mayors or the sheriffs down here?

How can people who are not eligible for asylum be returned to their countries of origin if they are not willing to return to their country of origin?

Some people who are not eligible for asylum can be returned to their countries of origin. Venezuela, Cuba, Nicaraguan, and Haiti are some of the countries where our relationship is not good. It’s not the same situation there. If the countries aren’t going to take them, we need to figure out a way to help them, but still make sure there is no reason to keep them out.

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