Biden administration may reintroduce this widely criticized measure against illegal migrants
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The U.S. government is considering re-locking up families who have entered the U.S. illegally. US media reported on Tuesday. The administration of President Joe Biden would thus reintroduce a measure of former president Donald Trump.
The measure would mark a notable reversal in Biden’s migration policy. But no final decision has yet been made on that reintroduction.
White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre does not address questions on the subject. “I’m not saying it’s being considered,” she responds. “I’m not saying it’s not the case either.”Biden’s spokesman rejects any comparison with Trump, stressing that she does not want to comment on “rumors”.
Republican ex-president Donald Trump had introduced a rule during his tenure whereby families who entered the US illegally were locked up for as long as their asylum or immigration procedures were running. In this way, he wanted to discourage illegal immigration.
The Democrat Biden had largely abolished that practice again after taking office. But he is now under pressure to take stricter measures. The ‘Title 42’ entry restrictions, which were introduced as a result of the corona pandemic, will probably be lifted in May. More migrants are expected to cross the U.S.-Mexico border.
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