According to media reports on Tuesday, the US government is considering holding families who have illegally entered the United States in custody again in the future. According to the New York Times, President Joe Biden’s administration has not yet made a final decision on whether to reintroduce the rule for families from the time of ex-Prime Minister Donald Trump. The step would be a clear reversal in Biden’s migration policy.
“I’m not saying it’s being considered. (…) And I’m not saying it’s not,” White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre said on Tuesday. Trump originally introduced such a rule and had families who had entered the United States illegally taken into custody for the entire duration of their asylum or immigration process. This should also serve as a deterrent. Rush expected at the US-Mexico border The Democrat Biden had largely abolished this practice after taking office. However, he is under pressure because the corona entry restrictions known as “Title 42” are expected to be lifted in May. Then an onslaught is expected at the US-Mexico border. Biden’s spokeswoman rejected any comparison with Republican Trump and emphasized that she would not comment on “rumours”. The Department of Homeland Security is currently examining what to do after “Title 42” expires. Asylum seekers must register via an app. Anyone who enters the USA illegally and has not yet gone through an asylum procedure in a transit country is to be deported in the future. There should be exceptions to this. According to the plans, asylum seekers must first register via an app and then be given an appointment for legal entry within 14 days in order to submit their asylum application.