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CDC to lift order restricting immigration during pandemic

While Mr. Biden has won most of the Texas frontier in 2020, some cities have seen a political shift to the right. The region has been particularly affected by the influx of freed migrants into local communities. Nonprofits along the southwest border are providing significant aid, but the spike has at times been overwhelming for them as well.

Immigration and human rights advocates say the order has proven to be former President Donald J. Trump’s most effective measure to limit the number of people granted asylum in the states. -United. Stephen Miller, the architect of Mr. Trump’s restrictive immigration policies, tweeted Wednesday that lifting the public health order would be “one of the most spectacular travesties in history” and would “open the floodgates on a biblical scale.”

Mr Biden’s decision to leave the order in place for more than a year, after campaigning to restore compassion to the immigration system, has raised doubts among immigration advocates about his commitment to do it.

Even with the order in place, the Biden administration allowed hundreds of thousands of undocumented migrants to face deportation proceedings, many of whom arrived in the country with young children. The reasons range from humanitarian exemptions to operational restrictions such as limited holding space. The United States cannot deport migrants from certain countries, including Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela, due to diplomatic tensions, and these migrants make up a growing number of newcomers.

Since October, border officials have apprehended 900,000 undocumented migrants at the southwestern border, according to the Department of Homeland Security. In the previous 12 months, undocumented migrants were arrested 1.7 million times, a record. Among the reasons cited by the department for the increase are natural disasters, “severe economic decline resulting in food and housing insecurity,” crime, corruption, lack of education and health care, and the pandemic.

Some argue that inconsistent enforcement of the public health rule and lack of penalties for people caught crossing illegally are partly to blame for the high numbers. Homeland Security officials estimate that 30% of illegal crossings during the pandemic are repeat offenders.

The surge in illegal migration has sometimes overwhelmed border authorities. To speed up the time it takes to process people in the country and avoid overcrowding at gathering places, border officials released some migrants in the country with incomplete documents and no court date, leaving migrants in limbo and creating new backups in the country already on hold. immigration justice system. Immigrants wait an average of five years before their first court appearance.

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