Forget the social and economic devastation this causes for a moment… none of these people are getting tested, vaccinated, or quarantined. I thought we were trying to stop the spread of COVID?
The Biden administration on Friday announced plans for tens of thousands of people who are seeking asylum and have been forced to wait in Mexico under a Trump-era policy to be allowed into the U.S. while their cases wind through immigration courts.
The first wave of an estimated 25,000 asylum-seekers with active cases in the ‘Remain in Mexico’ program will be allowed into the United States on February 19, authorities said.
On average, roughly 85 per cent of Central American asylum claims are rejected by U.S. courts.