Immigration, Politics

Border Chief: Biden Administration Would Likely Spark ‘Waves’ of Illegal Immigrants

Rescinding humanitarian agreements that help protect America’s southern border, which Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden plans to do if he wins the White House, would likely lead to “waves” of illegal immigrants attempting to cross the border, a top immigration official said Tuesday.

President Donald Trump’s administration just finalized agreements with Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras that enabled American officials to take immigrants seeking asylum to one of the three countries, in some cases.

“These humanitarian agreements demonstrate the Trump administration’s unwavering efforts to secure America’s borders from illegal entry by working closely with our regional partners. Without these agreements, we will likely see waves of attempted illegal entries similar to 2019,” Mark Morgan, the acting chief of Customs and Border Protection, said in a statement.

Biden and his advisers, who didn’t respond to a request for comment, have said they plan on rescinding the agreements if the Democrat enters office next month.

“I already started discussing these issues with the president of Mexico and our friends in Latin America. And the timeline is to do it so that we, in fact, make it better, not worse. The last thing we need is to say we’re going to stop immediately the access to asylum the way it’s being run and end up with two million people on our border,” Biden told reporters last week when asked why he wouldn’t roll back the restrictions immediately. Read more…

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