Biden Halts Noncitizens’ Entry At Southern Border

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Biden Halts Noncitizens Entry At Southern Border

President Joe Biden announced executive measures on Tuesday to temporarily suspend the entry of noncitizens at the southern border and bar asylum claims from those crossing illegally — measures that the American Civil Liberties Union immediately vowed to challenge in court.

Biden Halts Noncitizens’ Entry At Southern Border : New Measures and Their Implications

According to the White House, the new measures will enable the quick deportation of noncitizens who have no legal basis to remain in the U.S. to either Mexico or their home countries. “These measures will significantly increase the speed and scope of consequences for those who cross our borders irregularly or who attempt to present themselves at ports of entry without authorization, allowing the [U.S. Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security to more quickly remove individuals who do not establish a legal basis to remain in the United States,” the White House stated.

Criteria for Asylum and Deportation

The partial asylum shutdown will remain in place until two weeks after the average of daily illegal border crossings drops to below 1,500 between ports of entry. The restrictions will be triggered again if the weekly average of daily border encounters tops 2,500, the White House said.