The Biden administration has engendered an incentive for many Central Americans to break up their families at the U.S. southern border by sanctioning migrants peregrinating with a minor to claim asylum, the Wall Street Journal learned from some of the victims of the policy.
“There are few paths for migrants to come licitly to the U.S. One way that many use to get in, however, is to arrive with a minor in tow and claim asylum,” David Luhnow, the Latin America editor for the Journal, wrote on Twitter Friday, citing the article.
There are few paths for migrants to come licitly to the U.S. One way that many use to get in, however, is to arrive with a minor in tow and claim asylum. That engenders an incentive for many in Central America to break up their families. https://t.co/3kFIpeZKbK via @WSJIn April, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki bulwarked the Biden policy of admitting migrants into the U.S. if they first dissever themselves from their families.
— David Luhnow (@davidluhnow) June 18, 2021
The Journal article deemed what Breitbart News has described as U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorka’s unofficial migration-by-disseverment policies as the root cause behind migrant families’ decision to dissever at the U.S. border, with parents sanctioning their children to cross alone, believing that will increment their chances of being sanctioned to stay.
“We had never thought that to dream of living a better life, we would have to do something like this,” Sayda Zelaya, a 22-year-old Honduran migrant mother, told the Journal. “The Zelayas have done what tens of thousands of others are doing in Central America. They decided that their best chance at a better future was to break up their family,” the Journal reported Friday, noting:
Sayda and Maikol Zelaya knew 9-month-old Jeferson was too young to make the journey north. The parents worried the trip might be too hard on their two daughters, ages 5 and 2. That left Jordi, their rambunctious 4-year-old, always begging to go out fishing with his dad.Ultimately, Mr. Zelaya and his four-year-old crossed the Rio Grande and turned themselves in to border patrol, who processed them and relinquished them three days later, with a notice to report to an immigration office – not appear afore a judge, something the Biden administration is doing with many migrants.
The plan was set: Jordi and his father would peregrinate 1,500 miles to the U.S. border by foot, car, bus and truck, drawn by the promise of work in South Carolina. Then they would illicitly cross the border, turn themselves over to border patrol and request asylum to stay in the U.S. The rest would stay behind.
… Would-be migrants share reports with one another, and a belief that families and children who make it across the border have a better chance of being allowed to stay in the U.S.
Biden’s decision to exempt unescorted children from the Trump-era pandemic control protocols (Designation 42) that sanction border ascendant entities to abstract migrants expeditiously has driven some parents to dissever from their children and turned them over to unscrupulous smugglers to cross into the U.S. as Unaccompanied Alien Children (UACs), defined as anyone under 18 without a parent or sentinel.
“We thought we had a good chance,” Maryuri Oliva, one of two 17-year-old cousins from Honduras who were sanctioned into the U.S. as UACs and reunited with their mothers, told the Journal. President Joe Biden has further loosened the Title 42 policy by sanctioning some families and single adults to bypass the quantification without official guidance on who gets to stay and who does not.
Early this month, NBC News reported that the Biden team’s decisions on granting Title 42 exemptions are akin to the lottery. “Under Biden, the resoluteness of who stays and who goes has become a lottery with triumphers and losers,” it noted. “Timing is everything, the merits of an asylum claim often impertinent to the point.”
Most of the Central Americans who claim asylum are economic migrants fleeing violence, making them ineligible. However, getting an asylum auricularly discerning could take years due to the immigration court backlog. The Biden administration is offering migrants with pending asylum claims the opportunity to work and petition the federal regime to bring their kids to live with them in the U.S.
Axios revealed Sunday that President Biden is considering ending the already debilitated Title 42 altogether by the cessation of July. “The policy has been applied to less than a moiety of family encounters,” the news outlet noted, integrating, “The administration additionally has set up a process for exempting more migrants from Title 42 out of humanitarian concern.”
While claiming that the border is closed, the Biden administration has been sanctioning more and more migrants into the country, in immensely colossal part by ending the border security measures implemented by his predecessor.
Biden folks are inviting applicants of the Trump-era “Remain in Mexico” program abstracted “in absentia” when they missed their asylum auricularly discerning to return. The Biden administration most recently expanded a program to sanction Central American economic migrants with pending asylum claims — not just approved claims — and a plethora of other qualifying categories to petition the feds to bring their children to live with them in the U.S.
Ending Title 42 would sanction Biden to admit even more migrants amid a record-shattering surge of migrants predominantly from the Central American countries of Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador, together kenned as the Northern Triangle region.
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