“There’s going to be a lot of questions about how much they can accomplish in the first 100 days, and really how much they can accomplish in four years.”
(Sarah Pierce, MPI policy analyst)
Well, well, what do you know! Apparently President Trump put some things in place to slow the flood of migrants into the US and the Open Borders agitators who worked hard to put good ol’ Joe in his present position are now hedging their bets on what he could get done to reverse Trump’s policies.
Time magazine published a lengthy report yesterday going through all of the policy changes Trump accomplished and what the open borders advocates are saying they (with Joe in the White House) can or cannot do.
The article restates Biden’s policy agenda that says he will ‘welcome’ 125,000 refugees to America in year one, but I won’t go over that again here.
The first hurdle Time reporters ran into is that the Biden team would not return their calls for comment. I can’t wait for the lapdog media to moan and groan about how they are kept in the dark after they worked so hard for him.
Biden Has Promised to Undo Trump’s Immigration Policies. How Much Is He Really Likely to Reform?
President Donald Trump ran his first presidential campaign on the promise to overhaul U.S. immigration, and for the most part, he kept that promise. Month after month, from the very start of Trump’s term, immigration policy changed rapidly, from the Zero Tolerance policy that separated children from their parents, to record low caps on the number of refugees accepted by the U.S. each year.
President-elect Joe Biden has promised to undo most — if not all — of President Trump’s immigration reforms. He’s pledged, for instance, to immediately end the ban restricting foreigners from several Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S.and reinstate protections from deportation for the roughly 650,000 people who arrived in the U.S. illegally as minors, known as Dreamers.
But after four years of sweeping changes, making some changes could prove more complicated, and could come through executive orders, presidential proclamations or possibly get stuck in a divided Congress, experts say.
The Time reporter is a little worried about a “surge in migration” at the southern border. Why? Although she doesn’t say it, it would surely enrage 70 plus million Trump voters who make up the resistance to a possible Biden presidency.
For instance, the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), otherwise known as “Remain in Mexico,” which has kept an estimated more than 67,000 asylum seekers in Mexico while their cases are adjudicated in the U.S., could prove difficult to reverse if the Biden Administration hopes to avoid a surge in migration to the southern border.
And while Biden’s campaign website promises to “modernize America’s immigration system,” immigration advocates and attorneys point out that the Obama-Biden Administration oversaw millions of deportations and an expansion of family detention, raising concerns about what the next four years will bring. [Gee, now they admit it was the Obama-Biden administration that built the cages!—ed]
Spokespeople from the Biden transition team and the Biden Campaign did not return TIME’s request for comment.
….the new Administration will likely be cautious about quickly ending the so-called “Remain in Mexico” program, which stipulates asylum seekers who claim asylum in the U.S. after entering from Mexico must wait in Mexico while their cases are heard, without first developing a plan to prevent a surge in migration at the U.S./Mexico border.
“There will not be another foot of wall constructed in my Administration,” Biden told NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro during an August roundtable with the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.
“If and when the future Biden Administration changes these restrictive [asylum] policies, it will have to do so with great care and planning and in a way that balances humanitarian concerns while avoiding a rush on the border that could overwhelm resources, and result in a renewed sense throughout the country that the border is out of control,”Jessica Bolter, an associate policy analyst at MPI, said during a Nov. 9 webinar.
The Obama-Biden Administration oversaw a record-breaking number of deportations, something immigration advocates and attorneys have stated is a concern for them as Biden prepares to take office. Already, some immigrant advocates and lawyers have criticized the Biden Administration for selecting Cecilia Muñoz as a member of the transition team, and have expressed their hopes that she does not become selected as an overseer of immigration policy.
Muñoz, who was formally the head of the White House Domestic Policy Council during the Obama years, has been criticized for enabling the thousands of deportations that took place during those eight years.
At the end of the day, Sarah Pierce, another policy analyst at MPI, says the next four years may bring a change of pace in changes to immigration policy, as Biden navigates the COVID-19 pandemic and other high-priority domestic issues.
“During the Trump Administration, immigration was the top policy priority. They poured everything they had into enacting their agenda,” Pierce said during the Nov. 9 webinar.
“I think under a Biden Administration we’re about to see the pace of immigration changes slow down significantly. There’s going to be a lot of questions about how much they can accomplish in the first 100 days, and really how much they can accomplish in four years.”
Did Trump put his immigration restriction policies into the DNA of government? Time will tell.
There is much, much more here on many areas of immigration policy.