Families applying for asylum at the U.S. border are allowed to enter for the first time since the epidemic
Chinanews.com, May 1st. According to the US Chinese website, the US media “The Wall Street Journal” cited information from people familiar with the matter and government data as saying that the US government has allowed some asylum seekers for the first time since the outbreak of the new crown epidemic. Families of undocumented immigrants enter the United States through legal border crossings.
p >According to the internal data of the Customs and Border Protection Bureau reviewed by The Wall Street Journal, in the first three weeks of April, about 880 family members of undocumented immigrants received asylum treatment at border crossings and were allowed to enter the United States.
Government officials confirmed on April 30 that in terms of immigration into the United States, although the Biden administration has stated that it will still prohibit non-essential travel-including asylum seekers, certain immigrant families and no one Accompanying children have always been exceptions.
The Trump administration issued a public health emergency order in March 2020 to close legal transit channels at most border crossings. Since then, more than 100,000 immigrant family members have been arrested.
The Biden administration stated that there is no immediate plan to repeal the health order, although there have been some lawsuits challenging its legality, and immigrants and human rights advocates say the policy endangers the rights of immigrants. However, government officials plan to amend the public health order to clarify that the rule does not apply to minors because children are less likely to spread the new crown or get serious illness.
During the 2020 presidential election, Biden promised to reunite immigrant children separated from their parents under the Trump administration’s policies with their families. On April 30, Biden said: “What we did is to reunite the children with their families who crossed the border together.” However, he said that the government still could not find many missing children.