New rules on the US-Mexico border – level 3

16-05-2023 07:00

The Biden administration has implemented new asylum restrictions and the expiration of the Title 42 order, which allowed the swift expulsion of migrants at the US-Mexico border.

Uncertainty and confusion surround these changes, with court actions challenging the new asylum regulation. Concerns about strained border facilities persist as migrant numbers reach record levels. The Mexican government has ordered its offices not to issue immigration documents or permits, which added another obstacle for migrants. Chaotic scenes of migrants attempting to enter the US occurred before the new rule went into effect. The Biden administration’s asylum policy is criticized for resembling restrictions imposed by the previous administration.

Tens of thousands of migrants crossed into US territory last week, and thousands are being held in border facilities. The new regulation exempts unaccompanied children, raising concerns about family separations. The Biden administration’s approach has faced criticism from both Republicans and immigration advocates.

Difficult words: expulsion (the act of forcing someone to leave a place), chaotic (characterized by confusion and disorder), exempt (to excuse from a duty).

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