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President Biden just announced a plan to deal with the situation at the southwest border, which he attributes to “the broken immigration system.”
Immigration reform has been needed for a very long time. It seems more likely that the “situation,” which is a record-breaking number of illegal crossings, is due to things that have occurred during his presidency, such as his practice of releasing most of the illegal crossers who aren’t expelled under Title 42.
Also, the fact that ICE immigration arrests in the interior of the country fell to the lowest level in more than a decade in fiscal 2021, may also have been a factor. Illegal crossers generally are safe once they have reached the interior of the country.
Migrant families from Brazil pass through a gap in the border wall after crossing from Mexico to Yuma, Arizona, to seek asylum on June 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Eugene Garcia, File)
Excerpts from the Fact Sheet for his plan.
Expand the Venezuelan parole program. When there was a huge spike in the number of illegal crossers from Venezuela, Biden established a special parole