As part of reversing US immigration policy, the White House said the new US government will once again allow asylum seekers to enter the country for the duration of the hearings and trial, on Friday.
President Joe Biden’s government is taking this step He violates the restrictive immigration policy by Republican ex-president Donald Trump.
Asylum-seekers who reached the southern border of the United States had to wait until now in Mexico to process their claims, which is why, on average, applicants have lived in camps set up near the border for more than a year. According to the US Department of Homeland Security, this regulation still affects about 25,000 people.
However, US officials caution immigrants not to go to border crossings at their own risk, as asylum seekers must register, and later notify them of a potential time and place to cross the border.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the World Children’s Fund (UNICEF) are also helping to transform the current process.
„This is a plan that the United States government negotiated and agreed to with the Mexican governmentAlberto Cabezas, Mexican spokesman for the International Organization for Migration, told the German news agency (DPA). “United Nations organizations have already announced support for a plan to allow immigrants in the United States to process their applicationsThe spokesman added.
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