Joe Biden cancels 'unwarranted' funding for Donald Trump's US-Mexico border wall

Joe Biden cancels 'unwarranted' funding for Donald Trump's US-Mexico border wall”

On the day Biden was inaugurated, the DHS announced the suspension of new registrations in the "Remain in Mexico" program and asked all those enrolled to stay where they are while waiting to be informed about their cases. Authorities "plan to start slowly with two border crossings each processing up to 300 people a day and a third crossing taking fewer", the Associated Press reported Friday.

The Trump administration launched the program in 2019 as part of a wide-ranging crackdown on the ability to seek asylum in the United States, which Trump officials depicted as rife with fraud and meritless claims.

"As President Biden has made clear, the USA government is committed to rebuilding a safe, orderly, and humane immigration system", Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said in a statement.

After Biden took office on 20 January, his administration announced that it would reverse the most controversial measures and created a task force to reunite families that remain separated, a policy his administration has termed a "national shame".

Mr Trump's administration officials said the border wall slowed down smugglers and people crossing the border illegally so they could be more easily apprehended.

The announcement provides no relief to people whose cases were dismissed or denied, and Jacobson told Spanish-language media that the administration was still considering how to address any cases beyond those that are active.

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Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador echoed that message on Friday, saying migrants should not think "the gates of the northern border are open" or believe human smugglers who say as much.

Cruz said on Friday that the U.S. was facing a "humanitarian and security crisis at our southern border", and warned that the influx of migrants could bring in new cases of the deadly coronavirus strain. One of the organizations will also handle coronavirus testing in Mexico, another official said. According to the the Wall Street Journal, Biden health officials are "expected to move quickly to end work requirements in Medicaid. because doing so could moot" the Supreme Court case. The effort will expand to additional ports over time.

Messaging app WeChat has more than one billion users worldwide, but says the United States only accounts for 2% of its revenue.

Criticism of that administration's softly-softly approach to Beijing has intensified in recent years, with U.S. companies increasingly frustrated by what they say is state-sponsored industrial espionage, and fears over a lopsided trade relationship.

The congressman seized on reports that Customs and Border Protection (CBP) had been forced to allow some migrants into the country as the rate of new arrivals increased and Mexico refused to direct those with children under 12 into already-overcrowded camps.

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