The US government is considering ending the asylum restrictions rolled out by former President Donald Trump in May under his pretext of preventing the spread of Covid-19 cases, an order known as Title 42.
The Joe Biden administration expects more attempts to cross the US-Mexico border widely criticized by immigrant advocates and progressive lawmakers for being used to expel undocumented migrants without even applying for asylum.
Officials from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) reported Tuesday they are preparing to receive up to 18,000 undocumented migrants daily if the Trump-era measure is lifted.
According to The Hill, the US government is on the verge of a new political crisis if such a figure becomes a reality and migrants are detained in precarious conditions.
Republicans strongly believe Joe Biden has a vulnerability on immigration issue, citing the rising number of border crossings as evidence that the White House chief is too soft regarding illegal immigration matter.
An Economist/YouGov poll released Wednesday showed that 52% of Americans disapproved Biden’s management about immigration issue, while only 33% approved.
Plus, the survey showed that for 83% of interviewees, immigration was quite important to them and to the country.
Despite promises to reverse Trump’s most restrictive immigration policies, Joe Biden has been lately criticized for keeping Title 42 unchanged.
GOPers, on the other hands, are using the growing influx of immigrants to attack Biden ahead of coming November elections, in which Democrats are risking to lose control in Congress.