President-elect Joe Biden will issue a spate of executive orders on day one of his administration, namely returning the country to the World Health Organisation, reinstating adherence to the Paris Climate Accord, and stopping the construction of President Trump's pet project – the southern border wall with Mexico, the Democrat's transition team has stated . © Photo : White House / Shealah Craighead President Donald Trump walks along the completed 200th mile of new border wall on June 23, 2020, along the U.S.-Mexico border near Yuma, Arizona. One of the orders will specifically halt all ongoing wall construction operations and initiate a review of the legality of its funding via a national emergency declaration. The latter, in turn, will be revoked after Trump used it to finance the wall after failing to secure funding through the US Congress. The Democrat also plans to reverse a number of Trump's immigration policies, such as a travel ban on certain Muslim … [Read more...] about Biden to Revoke Trump Orders on Immigration, Border Wall, WHO Walkout, Climate Change on First Day
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San Diego Sector Border Patrol agents disrupted a “brazen smuggling event” when they discovered a convoy of six human smuggling vehicles loading a large group of migrants. The smugglers loaded up the migrants after they illegally crossed the border through a compromise in a border wall section. Border Patrol camera operators spotted a large group of migrants on February 20 who illegally entered California by illegally crossing through a compromised section of border wall, according to information obtained from San Diego Sector Border Patrol officials. The operators observed a group of six human smuggling vehicles loading up the migrants just north of the secondary border wall. The smugglers began to flee as Border Patrol agents arrived on the scene. The agents attempted to pursue the fleeing smugglers and observed one of the drivers entering the 905 freeway against the flow of traffic. The pursuit became more dangerous as a driver of a Toyota RAV-4 swerved from lane to lane, … [Read more...] about Human Smuggler Convoy Ends with 14 Migrants in Custody in California near Border
The United Nations is reportedly helping the Biden Administration find more asylum-seeking migrants to get back into the United States after they were removed to Mexico or Central America to await asylum processing under the Trump administration’s Migrant Protection Protocols. President Joe Biden canceled the program after taking office on January 21. “Hundreds of migrants signed up on Friday within hours of the launch of a U.N. website that allows migrants with active cases to register remotely to be processed at the U.S.-Mexico border,” Reuters reported . “The United States and the United Nations are evaluating the locations of migrants and costs associated with possible flights and land transportation within Mexico.” U.N.’s International Organization for Migration in Mexico Chief of Mission Dana Graber Ledek told Reuters, “Nothing is in place yet. Right now we’re still exploring all of the possibilities.” The U.S. Department of State declined to respond to an inquiry from … [Read more...] about U.N. Helps Biden Bring Migrant Asylum Seekers Back into U.S.
close Video US begins letting in asylum seekers from Mexico The Biden administration is moving to roll back the Trump-era Migrant Protection Protocols. The U.S. on Friday began admitting migrants waiting in Mexico for their immigration cases to be processed -- as the Biden administration moves to wind down the Trump-era Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), a move critics say could fuel a new border crisis. A limited number of asylum-seekers will start being allowed in at border crossings in San Diego on Friday, to be expanded next week. Officials say that approximately 25,000 migrants are waiting in Mexico as part of MPP. OVERSIGHT REPUBLICANS WARN DHS OF IMPENDING BORDER HEALTH CRISIS, BLAME 'RECKLESS' BIDEN POLICIES The program, known as the "Remain-in-Mexico" policy and agreed to with Mexico, was a key component of the Trump administration’s efforts to curb the 2019 border crisis and end "catch-and-release" -- by which migrants were … [Read more...] about US begins admitting migrants from Mexico, as Biden administration winds down Trump-era policy
US President Joe Biden has ordered to establish an inter-agency task force for "reunification of families" along the southern border, setting a 120-day deadline to submit an initial report. "With the first action today, we're going to work to undo the moral and national shame of the previous administration that literally, not figuratively, ripped children from the arms of their families, mothers, and fathers at the border with no plan, none whatsoever, to reunify the children, who are still in custody, and their parents", Biden said in the Oval Office on Tuesday. Biden said the second executive order he signed will address the root causes of migration to the US southern border. The third executive order directs a full review of the Trump administration's immigration policies. In 2018, former US Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the United States had adopted a "zero-tolerance policy" for immigration offences that required prosecution of all illegal entry referrals at the … [Read more...] about Biden Signs Orders to Abolish Trump Immigration Policies and Reunite Separated Families on Border