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Tue Dec 22, 2020, 04:29 PM

Reversal of Trump immigration policies will 'take time,' Biden team says

Source: Washington Post

Top advisers to President-elect Joe Biden said Tuesday they will not immediately roll back asylum restrictions at the Mexican border and other Trump immigration policies, tamping down expectations for the kind of swift reversals Biden promised on the campaign trail.

Speaking to reporters on a conference call, several members of the Biden transition team said the incoming administration would “need time” to undo “damage” to the U.S. immigration system and border enforcement policies that have severely limited the ability of asylum seekers to qualify for humanitarian protection.

The transition officials echoed statements made by Susan E. Rice, Biden’s incoming domestic policy adviser, and Jake Sullivan, his pick for national security adviser, in an exclusive interview published Monday with the Spanish wire service EFE urging patience with their immigration agenda.

Rice told EFE that Biden will use executive authority to implement his immigration agenda, but her cautious statements appeared to reflect the incoming administration’s worries that easing up too quickly on Trump’s enforcement system could trigger a new migration surge at the border.


Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/biden-immigration-policy-changes/2020/12/22/2eb9ef92-4400-11eb-8deb-b948d0931c16_story.html

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Dec 22, 2020, 06:38 PM

1. I would NOT want to be Biden!

Many are being held in Mexico, and would immediately be knocking on our door.

Maybe he could do a lottery, allowing just so many at a time to seek asylum?

trump has backlogged so very many they cannot all be aggrieved at once.

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Tue Dec 22, 2020, 07:30 PM

2. Real politics enter the picture.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 23, 2020, 09:59 AM

3. Send massive relief into the for profit, child concentration camps on day one.

Relieve the suffering and over crowding on day one. Perhaps, change needs be slow, but relief and gestures of caring must be immediate.

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