Republican co-chairs of the House Border Security Caucus urge Senate to reject President Joe Biden’s “dangerous anti-border security” nominees for three key Homeland Security positions because of their “history of dangerous policymaking” .
Representatives Andy Biggs and Brian Babin claim Biden has “unleashed the worst border crisis in two decades” based on a letter to Senate Leader Chuck Schumer and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
They say confirming his progressive choices for key immigration roles “would endorse the policies that created the crisis.”
“Each of these candidates has a history of making dangerous policy decisions, ignoring immigration laws and continuing the open borders story,” said Babin, who represents a Texas district not on the southern border.
None of the three nominees would “make the changes needed to end the crisis,” Republicans say. Seen here are migrants being escorted from an immigration bus onto Texas’s Hidalgo International Bridge on June 2
Biggs (right) and Babin (left) say confirming Biden’s progressive choices for key immigration roles “would endorse the policies that created the crisis.” Pictured here on May 20th
Biden’s candidate to lead the US citizenship and immigration services, Ur Jaddou, said during a nomination in May that reducing the “dramatically increasing” visa backlog would be a priority for her in the role.
Jaddou led the review of DHS’s Biden-Harris transition team under former President Trump.
“In this role, she developed the policies that sparked the current crisis on the southern border,” Biggs and Babin claim.
Jaddou led the review of DHS’s Biden-Harris transition team under former President Trump. Pictured here on May 26
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The statement points out that Biden’s candidate to lead ICE, Ed Gonzalez, “terminated a formal partnership agreement” with the agency when he was sheriff of Harris County, Texas.
None of the three nominees would “make the changes needed to end the crisis,” Republicans say.
In April, more than 178,000 illegal aliens were found at the border, an increase of 944 percent from the previous year. April was no anomaly; in March more than 173,000 were found, in February more than 101,000 were found. The inhumane border crisis caused by the Biden administration’s policies is growing.”
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Trump also targeted Biden’s border policy, rejecting his “disastrous decision” to formally end the “Stay in Mexico” policy that forced asylum seekers in Mexico to await hearings in the US immigration court.
“The Biden administration has inherited the safest border in history and made it the worst border disaster in history. Our border is now run by cartels, criminals and coyotes,” Trump wrote in a statement on Wednesday.
“Not only are illegal immigrants caught and released, they are put in hotels at taxpayer expense,” Trump said, referring to the more relaxed “catch-and-release” immigration policy with which the Obama administration has been associated.
Biden’s decision to end the Trump-era policy “is proof that their goal is to completely eliminate the US border and flood the country with so many illegal aliens that every community is overwhelmed,” Trump claimed.
The Biden administration formally ended its controversial immigration policy on Tuesday.
Democrats praised the move, calling it a huge immigrant rights victory.
Judy Rabinovitz, the American Civil Liberties Union attorney who led a case challenging the policy, called the Trump-era rule “cruel, depraved and illegal.” comments on CNN.
Also on Tuesday, the Biden administration marked the first day of National Immigrant Heritage Month by asking Congress to pass the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021, which threw Biden into office on his first day, leaving an estimated 11 million undocumented migrants. could legally stay in the country. The United States
“My plan would provide a pathway to legal permanent residence and citizenship for these undocumented immigrants, including Dreamers, individuals with temporary protected status, farm workers and other essential workers who contribute to our nation every day,” a White House proclamation read. .
The Biden administration marked the first day of National Immigrant Heritage Month by asking Congress to pass the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021, which threw Biden into office on his first day, leaving an estimated 11 million undocumented migrants legally in the U.S. US could stay. here asylum seekers from Venezuela wait for the US border patrol on May 27
Biden’s changes to Trump’s “Stay in Mexico” were a foregone conclusion — as Biden as a candidate promised to end the policy — but the president left a window open by ordering a review before closing it permanently.
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said in a White House memo that keeping policies intact or changing them “would be inconsistent with this administration’s vision and values and a misuse of the resources of the United States.” ministry would be.
The policy has coincided with a sharp decline in the number of asylum seekers at the border, but critics noted that violent conditions in Mexico, lack of access to lawyers and difficulty getting to justice have hampered people. Mayorkas acknowledged those concerns by pointing to the high rate of rejected claims for failure to appear in court and the lack of housing, income and security in Mexico.
As of Feb. 19, about 11,200 people with active cases have been allowed to return to the United States to await a ruling, a process that can take years in the overdue legal system.
The government has yet to say whether tens of thousands of others whose cases were dismissed or dismissed will be given another chance.
It has also largely retained the pandemic-related powers that President Donald Trump introduced in March 2020 to expel people to Mexico without the ability to apply for asylum, justified on the grounds of public health protection.
Mayorkas acknowledged his intention to lift those pandemic-related powers, but was light on the details.
The secretary pointed to a new role in the immigration court announced Friday, which aims to decide asylum cases at the border within 300 days.
He promised “additional anticipated changes in regulations and policies,” without elaborating further.