Time Magazine: Open Borders Agitators Begin to Lower Expectations on What a Biden Administration Might Get Done on Immigration

“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)

 

From crooked Biden’s own mouth: https://fraudscrookscriminals.com/2020/11/21/from-bidens-own-mouth/

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.

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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.

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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.

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….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.

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“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.

 

Time continues…..

“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.

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Yikes! Talk about ‘eating their own’ Here is Cecilia Munoz with Obama (the deporter in chief)! https://thehill.com/policy/515581-biden-pick-creates-furor-underscoring-bitterness-over-obama-immigration-policy

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. 

 [I wrote about Munoz on these pages during the Obama Administration. She once bragged about putting their open borders policies into the DNA of government-ed]

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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.

Trump Immigration Policy and Chinese Virus Concerns Help Spur NYC Population Decline

But, gee no mention of the riots and crime having a thing to do with it?

I’m not crying for New York City and you likely aren’t either!

The Wall Street Journal is boo-hooing about the reduction in population on-going for NYC. Even the WSJ is into the Trump blame game.

Maybe the city can figure out how to get more African Americans in the workforce there.

Immigration to New York City Declines, Amplifying Economic Concerns

New York City’s economy depends on immigrants, but at a time when it needs all the help it can get, the flow of new residents from overseas is slowing.

Immigration to New York City dropped 45% between 2016 and 2019, with about 34,000 immigrants moving to the city last year compared with 62,000 in 2016, according to an analysis of U.S. Census Bureau population estimates by William Frey, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. City officials and immigration advocates say tighter federal immigration policies and delays in processing visa applications during the pandemic have reduced the flow of transplants.

Immigrants make up about 45% of the local workforce and own more than half of the city’s businesses, according to a 2019 report by the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs.

“I am worried that declining rates of international immigration will hurt not only future economic growth in New York City but the stability of New York City’s tax base,” said Michael Hendrix, director of state and local policy at the Manhattan Institute, a conservative think tank.

Immigration has traditionally offset the departure of New York City residents to other parts of the U.S., according to Frank Donnelly, a geospatial-data librarian at Baruch College. The recent slowdown in arrivals from other countries, however, contributed to an overall drop in the city’s population the last three years.

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President Trump has restricted legal and illegal immigration since taking office, including banning travel from several Muslim-majority countries, reducing the number of refugees allowed to enter the country and imposing a public-charge rule that critics say will prevent immigrants from poor countries from moving to the U.S.

More here.

By the way, you should know that very few refugees have been placed in NYC for a very long time and that is primarily because the resettlement agencies couldn’t find enough cheap housing.

Border Hawk: Site Aggregates Immigration News in One Handy Location!

Just in case you don’t also read my other blog, this is a crosspost from Frauds and Crooks this morning!

I’m sure you are all familiar with Drudge and the many similar sites that provide timely headlines in areas of the media that appeal to you.

This one appeals to me!  Border Hawk! where you can see the latest news on a wide variety of subjects under the overall umbrella of immigration topics. It will surely save you lots of time every day if you are desperate to find more news on illegal immigration/refugees/border issues and more.

Exciting too is the Eye on Europe section.

Here is a screenshot of today’s front page:

https://borderhawk.news/

 

‘Advocates’ Want Unaccompanied Alien Teens Released from Custody

They call those being taken care of by the Office of Refugee Resettlement and its contractors “children,” but when you see the data only 15% in a recent year were under twelve and 71% of all those apprehended were boys.  So, therefore, I refer to those being housed as teens.

Here is the story at CBS and not a surprise in light of the push to release all illegal aliens from detention because of the Virus Crisis.

3 migrant children in U.S. custody test positive for coronavirus

Three unaccompanied migrant children in U.S. government custody have tested positive for the coronavirus, federal officials said Thursday, highlighting concerns among advocates about the vulnerability of detained immigrants during the global pandemic.

The three minors, who are housed in a shelter in New York, are the first confirmed coronavirus cases among the 3,600 unaccompanied children in the custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement, or ORR. In response to the outbreak, the refugee agency has stopped releasing migrant children in New York facilities to sponsors, who are typically family members living in the U.S.

Carlos Holguin of the.Center for Human Rights & Constitutional Law has filed a lawsuit seeking to release the teens from custody. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/advocates-seek-release-of-migrant-children-in-u-s-custody-amid-coronavirus-concerns/

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Officials also revealed on Thursday that the number of positive coronavirus cases among staff members and contractors at facilities for unaccompanied migrant children has grown to seven.

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Coronavirus is particularly dangerous for older people and those with underlying medical issues, but children and young people can carry and transmit the virus, even if the risk of serious illness is relatively low. Migrant minors in ORR custody crossed the southern border without parents or guardians, or in certain circumstances, were separated from them.

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The announcement on Thursday is likely to fuel even more calls for the Trump administration to quickly release some of the tens of thousands of immigrants it is currently detaining, especially as the public health crisis to contain the coronavirus intensifies. On Wednesday, lawyers asked a federal court in California to require officials to release unaccompanied migrant children who have been in government custody for more than a month or transfer them to facilities where social distancing can be reasonably practiced.

If they want to keep the teens and the community safe they are better off keeping them in custody and not allowing them to mingle throughout city neighborhoods (interacting with the elderly!) that might not be taking the precautions that facilities supervised by the federal Dept. of Health and Human Services surely do about cleanliness.

Open Borders advocates never rest as they are, as usual, not letting a good crisis go to waste!