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Although it is still in the process of negotiation, it is possible Will seek to codify immigration reform Title 42 as border policyTo expedite the expulsion of immigrants, which is worrying for asylum-seeker defenders.
“Unfortunately, what we’re seeing is In talks they are seeking to institutionalize issues like Title 42 And policies like that,” said Nancy Flores, deputy director of the National Alliance for New Americans (NPNA).
The policy launched by President Donald Trump’s administration will expire on December 21 after a court order, but if the immigration plan negotiated by Democrats christmas cinema (Arizona) and Republican Thom Tillis (North Carolina) integrates it into one reform, its implementation will be permanent.
“It’s very problematic, because it’s marking a line on the ground in this country that, well, it won’t welcome people who are seeking political asylum,” lamented Flores.
Title 42 is a health policy implemented by former President in March 2020 Donald Trumpat the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, but its durability has allowed the expulsion of hundreds of thousands of immigrants whose asylum requests have been denied.
The secretary of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas, acknowledges that the end of Title 42 could mean a doubling of migrants’ encounters with border officials, going from 9,000 to 18,000, leading to a cap on asylum under Title 8. New policy being formulated, with quick response actions.
Flores recognized as “strange” that Senator Sinema lead the negotiations on behalf of the Democrats, for what he believed was a political “drama”.
“It’s a little strange that it’s Senator Sinema. It’s a little worrying for those of us in the legal field.” [en inmigración]because there is not so much confidence [con ella]”, admitted the activist. ,[Sinema] It is driven by political calculations. We know that both parties are based on political calculations… Neither party got an overwhelming majority in the elections, they were actually very close.”
Immigrant advocate said parties recognize the urgency protect the ‘dreamers’,
“They know it’s important for safety especially for ‘Dreamers’ … It remains a high priority,” he said.
A recent poll conducted by the US Immigration Policy Center (USIPC) at the University of California at San Diego and published by the Welcome With Dignity asylum rights campaign, indicates that 73% of Americans support granting asylum to immigrants.