- President Biden is preparing an executive order that would raise standards during ‘credible fear interviews’ for asylum seekers.
- If Trump wins in 2024, he would carry out ‘the largest domestic deportation operation in US history’ involving the military at the border.
- READ: House votes to remove DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas
President Joe Biden is now considering executive action to raise the standards used to process and evaluate asylum seekers at the southern border.
It comes after the House earlier this month voted to impeach Biden’s Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, alleging a violation of the public trust and a “deliberate and systemic refusal to comply with the law.”
Meanwhile, a former top official in Donald Trump’s White House said he is “obsessed” with involving the military on the southern border. according to the Washington Post.
And if elected to another term, Trump has promised he would prioritize shoring up the southern border and said there would be “the largest internal deportation” in U.S. history with him at the helm.
President Joe Biden is preparing to issue an executive order that would raise standards during ‘credible fear interviews’ for asylum seekers crossing the southern border.
The order, according to a report Wednesday, would adopt a “last in, first out” policy that would more quickly deport asylum-seeking immigrants who do not meet reasonable fear requirements. Pictured: Migrants cross under barbed wire at the US-Mexico border on February 6, 2024.
The southern border crisis, the economy and Biden’s advanced age are major concerns for voters heading into the 2024 presidential election.
To address the first issue, Biden is considering bypassing Congress – after repeatedly blaming the legislative body for the border crisis – and taking unilateral steps to make it more difficult for immigrants to pass the initial asylum screening interview.
Biden’s order, officials familiar with the deliberations tell NBC NewsIt would also allow for faster deportations of newly arrived immigrants who do not meet this increased criteria.
The new policies would instruct asylum officials to raise standards for “credible fear interviews,” which assess whether immigrants have a reasonable concern to fear for their lives or safety in the countries they fled.
Additionally, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will be asked to adopt a ‘last in, first out’ policy, which would prioritize the deportation of newly arrived immigrants, officials revealed.
When Biden took office in January 2021, he immediately ended several of Trump’s policies at the southern border that were implemented to quell the surge in migration. This has led to a massive increase in border crossings every day and has exacerbated the illegal immigration and drug trafficking crisis.
The implementation of the rollback of these policies is ultimately what led to Mayorkas’ impeachment, which was a way for House Republicans to punish the administration for its handling of the southern border and migration. .
In December, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) encountered 301,983 migrants at the US-Mexico border, a new record for the number of crossings in a single month.
Migrants cross the border to be received by Customs and Border Protection to be processed and evaluate their asylum claims.
Former President Donald Trump says that if he wins another term in 2024, he would carry out “the largest internal deportation operation in American history” involving the military.
Trump seeks to model a new immigration model on President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s 1950s program known as “Operation Wetback,” which is a derogatory slur used to refer to a Mexican living in the United States illegally. official.
This program used military tactics to round up and expel immigrants working in the US.
Trump promises that if he becomes president again, he will immediately launch a similar program that would lead to “the largest domestic deportation operation in American history.”
“Americans can expect that immediately upon President Trump’s return to the Oval Office, he will restore all of his previous policies, implement new repressive measures that will send shock waves to every criminal smuggler in the world, and marshal all necessary federal and state powers to institute “The largest deportation operation in American history,” Trump campaign spokeswoman Karoline Leavitt said in a statement.
Some claim that military raids and deportations would hinder detention spaces, but Trump and his team have said they would solve this problem by building mass deportation camps.