Biden Plans Tighter Asylum Access at US-Mexico Border

( – When he took office, President Joe Biden reversed many of former President Donald Trump’s immigration policies. The southwest border was suddenly thrown into chaos, and three years later, it remains a mess. Now, the POTUS is planning to propose stricter asylum rules.

On May 9, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced proposed changes to the asylum system to slow down the rate of illegal immigration at the border. According to multiple reports, the administration plans to start implementing a rule to allow Border Patrol officers to identify immigrants who aren’t eligible for asylum quickly.

Under the current rules, a person’s asylum eligibility is determined during the interview stage of the process. That can take months and even years. Biden is changing it so those ineligible people would be removed shortly after they enter the country.

The rule specifically deals with people who could pose a public safety or national security risk. For instance, migrants who are inadmissible on terrorism-related grounds, who have been convicted of a serious crime, or who pose a threat to the safety of Americans.

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas said the new rule that was published is another step the Biden administration has taken to make sure Americans remain safe by quickly identifying and removing threats.

The DHS release also included an announcement that US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued new guidance to asylum officers to consider whether a petitioner could have relocated to another part of their country before coming to America. If an asylum seeker could remain safe in their country of origin by moving elsewhere, they would be deemed ineligible.

The new rules come after the Senate refused to pass the bipartisan immigration bill in March. The legislation continued significant changes to immigration law. Biden has faced pressure from lawmakers and the public to fix the crisis.

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