The Biden administration’s plan to improve border security by expelling some Venezuelans is a “thin veil” that won’t make a difference in the migration influx. A political stunt to get votes. Additionally, Biden’s policy currently only addresses Venezuelans. Neither Biden nor Harris has visited the border and has no idea what is happening in Texas or Arizona.
Former Trump administration policy advisor Stephen Miller told the Washington Times that many Venezuelans who try to cross the border would succeed. In this case, it is a case of open borders extremists deceiving the public, Miller told the news site. With backdoor parole, exempt demographics, arbitrary caps, asylum fraud, and the millions of got-aways who aren’t returning to Venezuela, it’s simply a thin smokescreen for even more open borders. Miller stated.
With Venezuelan migrants becoming a major source of illegal border crossings, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas presented a path for 24,000 Venezuelans to enter the United States lawfully on a temporary basis while sending other Venezuelans back to Mexico.
According to the plan, it will establish new migration checkpoints and increase resources for trafficking operations. The United States and Mexico plan to crack down on human smuggling operations.
Mayorkas did not specify the power he was exercising. Still, according to the Washington Times, immigration rights advocates believe it was Title 42, a pandemic-era policy pioneered by former President Donald Trump.
This has infuriated the ACLU, attempting to repeal Title 42, a move that might render the administration’s proposal ineffective.
People have a right to seek asylum – regardless of where they came from, how they arrived in the United States, or whether or not they have relatives here, Associated Press lawyer Lee Gelernt said.
The National Border Patrol Council stated that officers are aware that Mexico has set a quota on the number of Venezuelans it would accept, claiming that the figure is a small proportion of what’s coming in.
“Basically a public relations stunt,” the council tweeted.
According to the Washington Times, the 24,000 limit is a small portion of the entire flow. According to the news site, border Patrol authorities apprehended more than 150,000 Venezuelans who were unlawfully present in the United States between October 1, 2021, and August 31.
Accepting expulsions would be a big symbolic reversal for the Biden administration amid its legal battles to repeal Title 42.
However, Homeland Security claims the Venezuelan initiative would help reduce illegal border crossings and plans to expand it to persons of other nations, according to the news site.
There has been a record number of Venezuelans fleeing their home country as a result of social unrest and political turmoil. It is estimated that 7 million Venezuelans have fled in recent years, making it the largest displacement in the Western Hemisphere and the second biggest in the world after the Syrian refugee crisis. There are extreme environmental dangers and violence along the 3,000-mile journey Venezuelans make from South America to the U.S.-Mexico border.
The new immigration policies have been implemented at a time when the number of immigrants crossing into the United States has increased dramatically. Also, it comes ahead of a midterm election in which immigration is often a top issue among likely Southern Border State voters. Many believe Biden’s new policy is nothing more than a gimmick for votes.