Joe Biden promised that deportations would be halted for 100 days but has done it anyways, according to The Daily Wire.
Joe Biden “while campaigning, had promised he would put a stop to deportations for 100 days, a move that was welcomed by immigrant advocates looking to see if he was serious about making immigration reform a priority.”
“A federal judge last week ordered the Biden administration not to enforce a 100-day moratorium on deportations, but the ruling did not require the government to schedule them.”
“In recent days, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has deported immigrants to at least three countries: 15 people to Jamaica on Thursday and 269 people to Guatemala and Honduras on Friday. More deportation flights were scheduled Monday.”
“The emergency facility — a vestige of the Trump administration that was open for only a month in summer 2019 — is being reactivated to hold up to 700 children ages 13 to 17,” The Washington Post reported. “Government officials say the camp is needed because facilities for migrant children have had to cut capacity by nearly half because of the coronavirus pandemic. At the same time, the number of unaccompanied children crossing the border has been inching up, with January reporting the highest total — more than 5,700 apprehensions — for that month in recent years.”
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But the Biden administration, while issuing the deportation halt, has left a number of Trump-era immigration hurdles in place, including a provision that allows ICE to “expel” certain illegal immigrants seeking asylum rather than go through a formal deportation process, under the theory that unscreened individuals from other countries are a threat to public health because they could be carrying COVID-19.
The Biden administration has not lifted that hurdle despite activist pleas.
There is increasing speculation that, despite assurances to the contrary, Biden’s reformed immigration policies are not going to differ markedly from Trump’s. On Tuesday, The Daily Wire reported that, despite openly criticizing President Donald Trump for keeping “kids in cages” during an immigration crisis in 2018, the Biden administration opened an illegal immigrant detention facility specifically designed to house children.
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