Immigration and security authorities in the United States have begun to admit more migrants who make asylum applications.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) relaxed some of the restrictions on who can apply for asylum in the United States. According to The Associated Press (AP), the Biden government has begun to admit more migrants who file asylum applications.
According to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), approximately 2,000 migrants have already been admitted to the US-Mexico border thanks to this new policy.
DHS is seeking to streamline the system for the identification and prosecution of vulnerable individuals who qualify under the Title 42 humanitarian program. “While these grants are expected to save lives, they are not a substitute for the removal of Title 42 and restoration complete asylum processing, ”Lee Gelernt, an ACLU attorney, told the AP.
On the other hand, President Biden has explained that this fiscal year they will raise the refugee limit to more than 62 thousand.