Biden's Border Plan Sparks Republican Outcry

Written by Camilla Jessen

Jun.04 - 2024 9:03 AM CET

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Biden's new border policy faces Republican backlash amidst election chaos.

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In the midst of the presidential election campaign in the US, various issues are in the spotlight, including inflation, consumer prices, and the legal proceedings against Donald Trump.

Another key issue is migration from Central and South America.

Republicans, led by Trump, are raising alarms with reports of alleged mass migration from prisons and psychiatric hospitals.

In this context, US President Joe Biden is reportedly planning to significantly tighten migration policy at the southern border with Mexico.

According to Der Spiegel, Biden's plan is to close the border if the number of illegal border crossings exceeds 2,500 per day. Once the number falls below 1,500, the border could be reopened.

Biden plans to present his proposal this Tuesday and sign a corresponding decree. Given that there are already more than 2,500 illegal border crossings per day, this could mean that the border will be closed immediately.

CNN reported that the text of the decree could still change before it is presented, including the specific numbers mentioned.

Migrants will still have the opportunity to make appointments for asylum applications, and unaccompanied minors will be exempt from the regulation.

The issue of migration plays a particularly important role in the presidential election campaign. Republicans accuse Biden of losing control of the southern border, while Trump speaks of an "invasion" of the United States.

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