New Biden Rule Will See More Immigrants Flooding the System

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President Joe Biden is enabling Latin American immigrants with outstanding asylum requests, not solely granted claims, to have their families fly to the United States; these families will them live with them at American taxpayers’ cost.

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On Tuesday, the Biden administration announced a huge expansion of a scheme; this scheme would enable most of these young people to enter the nation legally, as part of its claimed goal of increasing legal pathways for migration.

Many hundreds to tens of thousands of Salvadoran, Guatemalan, and Honduran youngsters might join their families in the United States, as a result of the changes.

Following Tuesday’s declaration, in-country procedures will continue, according to administration officials.

Activists warned about permitting costly delays to grow in El Salvador, Guatemala, or Honduras; this would come as a result of screening, interviews, vetting, and cross-border paperwork delays discouraging applicants, some of whom feel too vulnerable to wait.

The Central American Minors Project

The initiative in discussion is the Central American Minors project. It is run by the State Department and was launched by the Obama-Biden administration in 2014, in response to a surge of unaccompanied youngsters crossing the border.

Its extension would effectively allow the current Democrat administration to use the United States Refugee Admissions Program to establish a new migration avenue for the families of migrants caught up in the chain migration process. The Biden administration stated on March 10 that the initiative will be restarted.

The decision made on Tuesday dramatically expands the number of children who will be permitted to apply for admission.

It broadens the classifications of seniors who can request for their children to connect with them; it includes legal guardians and parents whose legal status in the United States is still being determined, such as those with pending asylum cases or applications for a U visa for victims of assault, according to the official.

According to the source, who asked to remain anonymous, at least 100,000 additional applicants may be qualified.

According to the official, many of the children and teens must be unmarried and under the age of 21. They will be able to take advantage of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program, which offers various privileges and is also being expanded by the Biden administration.

The Obvious Downside of the New Rule

In 2017, CAM was shut down by former President Donald Trump. To reduce the number of children traveling alone, the initiative permitted parents who were legally in the United States to petition to have their children join them.

It also permitted people attempting to enter the United States to apply for international protection while their petitions were being processed in their native countries.

A wave of immigrants, primarily from Latin countries of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras, has reached record levels under the Biden administration, including thousands of unaccompanied alien children (UACs).