Sunday, May 12

U.S. to open international facilities in bid to cease migration surge

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration will open migration facilities in Guatemala and Colombia for asylum seekers heading to the U.S.-Mexico border, in a bid to sluggish what’s anticipated to be a surge of migrants looking for to cross as pandemic-era immigration restrictions finish, U.S. officers mentioned Thursday.

The migration facilities are a part of an intense effort to attempt to forestall 1000’s of individuals from making the often-dangerous journey to the southern border when the restrictions finish May 11.

But it’s unclear whether or not the processing facilities and different measures, together with expedited processing for asylum seekers and crackdowns on human smuggling networks, will do a lot to sluggish the tide of migrants fleeing from nations marred by political and financial strife.

The Biden administration, underneath assault by Republicans keen to color the border as extensive open underneath his management, has repeatedly warned that the top of the pandemic-era immigration restrictions doesn’t imply that migrants ought to attempt to come to the U.S. as they’ve additionally sought to open different avenues for migration.

In a name with reporters Thursday, three senior administration officers detailed the migration facilities, in addition to different steps the administration was taking.

So far, facilities might be situated in each Colombia and Guatemala, with different nations to be introduced within the coming weeks, the officers mentioned. They spoke on situation of anonymity to reporters forward of the general public announcement.

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