New rules on the US-Mexico border – level 2

16-05-2023 07:00

The Biden administration has started a big change in how they manage the border between the United States and Mexico.

A rule called Title 42 which made it quick to send many migrants back across the border because of COVID-19 ended, and new rules to limit asylum just began. This caused confusion and uncertainty, especially because many experts asked courts to decide if the new rules were fair. US officials are worried that lots of people will come to the border, so they are watching carefully to see what happens. The Mexican government also made it harder for people to travel within their country, which makes it harder for migrants. They worry that children will separate from their parents.

Difficult words: asylum (when someone leaves his country because he is in danger and someone else offers a safe place to stay), confusion (when someone doesn’t understand a situation or doesn’t know what to do), separate (to keep someone or something apart from each other).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

What are the implications of the recent changes in US-Mexico border management on both governments and migrants?


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