US: Plans tougher restrictions on asylum seekers
The US plans to impose tougher restrictions on asylum seekers. The rules proposed for this purpose are similar to the restrictions proposed for immigrants under former President Donald Trump.
US President Joe Biden’s administration has said it plans to impose tougher restrictions on refugees seeking asylum in the United States.
In this regard, the rules proposed by the Biden administration are similar to the proposed ban on refugees under former US President Donald Trump. However, if these regulations go into effect, it will become extremely difficult for refugees to seek asylum in the United States.
Under the rules proposed by the Biden administration, asylum seekers would not be granted asylum who would simply cross the southern border of the United States without processing. Instead, refugees must apply for asylum online through the Customs and Border Patrol app or first file an asylum application in the country through which they arrived in the United States.
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Once the new regulations go into effect, they will apply to citizens of all countries, except Mexico, as Mexico shares a border with the United States.
It is expected that these regulations will be implemented after the end of the regulations related to Covid-19 in May
Could there be obstacles in the implementation of these rules?
Earlier in 2019, former US President Donald Trump also tried to impose a similar ban on refugees, but a US federal court stopped him from implementing this ban. The regulations proposed by the Biden administration may face similar challenges.
But the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice have also expressed concern that if these rules are not implemented, the number of immigrants entering the country illegally could rise to 11,000 to 13,000. .
According to the Biden administration, the regulations are intended to protect immigrants from dangerous journeys and manage their influx in a “safe and efficient manner.”
However, critics have also pointed to flaws in the app used to apply for asylum and ambiguities about the availability of time to meet with authorities.