The truth is that during Biden’s election campaign, the Democrats under Donald Trump (2017-2021) politically supported immigration, presented themselves as not believing in detention or family separation, and the opposite has happened, Silky Shah, executive director of the organization Detention Watch Network denounced.
In fact, many of the Trump-era policies have been in place for a long time, and Title 42 is still in effect, Shah told in an interview to Democracy Now.
So, for the Biden administration to come in with this is really a blow, the activist stressed.
Nearly 400 human rights organizations this week urged the Democratic administration not to reinstate family detention used by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Two years ago, when he became president, Biden put an end to the detention of migrant families, the media outlet recalled.
But this is an issue up for debate as part of several repressive measures with which the White House plans to counteract the phasing out of another controversial policy based on Title 42, a decision by Trump during the Covid-19 pandemic, which he used to expel more than two million migrants at the southern border without due process.