National Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said that since the removal of Title 42, there has been a 50% drop in undocumented immigrants’ crossings at the United States border with Mexico.
,We’ve been preparing for this change for months and months, And we’ve consistently executed our plan,” said the head of immigration policy in an interview with ABC.
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Following the end of the health emergency last Thursday night, the United States stopped enforcing Title 42, which allowed undocumented immigrants to be deported without the possibility of requesting asylum under the pretext of a pandemic.But it placed other restrictions on the border and triggered deportations through another rule known as Title 8.
At the beginning of the week, Authorities arrest around 11,000 migrants dailyBut after the introduction of new immigration measures, the number of arrests fell to 6,200 on Friday and 4,400 on Saturday.
“The United States Border Patrol has seen an almost 50% drop in the number of people apprehended at our southern border compared to the number earlier in the week before Title 42 expired,” Mayorkas said.
The officer recalled that from now on, all who cross the border without a permit Nomad or be deported forthwith without having requested asylum in the countries they passed through and, if they re-offend, He will be banned from entering the US for five years.S.
He said, “In fact, we have already removed thousands of people coming to our southern border. We are enforcing our immigration laws under Title 8.”
Despite the new restrictions, Mayorkas denied that President Joe Biden’s immigration policy resembles that of his predecessor Donald Trump (2017-2021).Because he said the current government has implemented “the greatest expansion” of legal channels to immigrate to the United States in history.
The secretary said the government has a “humanitarian obligation” to respond to asylum requests, but also a “responsibility” to combat networks of people smugglers who extort money from migrants to cross the border.
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Mayorkas also said The government will appeal against a Florida judge’s ruling that on Thursday struck down the policy that allowed releases from saturated detention centers For some immigrants, even though they still didn’t have an immigration court date.
The secretary said, “We are bound to abide by the decision. We respect it but we do not agree with the judge. We believe this is a very harmful rule.” Saturated.