/ 06 June 2024

Biden’s pushed over the borderline

migrants at the US/Mexico border

President Joe Biden has used his executive powers to impose a daily cap on migrants crossing over the US-Mexico border – effective immediately. The White House says the policy is aimed at reducing a record number of migrant arrivals in what’s shaping up to be a key US election issue… Reports say US officials have been arresting nearly 4,000 illegal migrants per day, so the new limit will apply once a daily threshold of 1,500 migrants is reached and the border is considered “overwhelmed” – with any arrivals after that turned away. Immigration activists have criticised Biden for using the same regulation former president Donald Trump tried to use to ban migrants seeking asylum if they crossed the border illegally. But Biden says he’d “never demonise immigrants” and the move is needed “to gain control of our border”.

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