The number of illegal aliens who can petition for asylum at land ports of entry on the US-Mexico border will no longer be limited by Customs and Border Protection. The Department of Homeland Security disclosed the policy change on Monday. It’s the latest move by President Joe Biden to reverse Trump’s immigration policy.
The number of people who might claim asylum in the United States was regulated during President Donald Trump’s administration, a system known as “metering.” CBP turned away everyone who filed for asylum after the department’s capacity to process, and jail asylum seekers had been achieved.
According to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the US Department of Homeland Security, some asylum applicants who were advised to wait at the border instead attempted to cross illegally. Acting CBP Commissioner Troy Miller sent a memo on Nov. 1 indicating the policy had been rescinded by Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.
The “metering” program, used to send back asylum applicants entering the United States, has been withdrawn by the US Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The new advice lays forth a vision for asylum seekers’ lawful and orderly processing at border crossings. CBP is being urged to speed up existing efforts to digitize processing at POEs and make better use of data, among other things.
“We will evaluate and take necessary actions, as operationally practicable, to enhance capacity,” Mr. Miller said in a document seen by The Washington Post. According to the document, CBP officers should “exploit technical and processing efficiencies” to speed processing at ports of entry.
To deal with the enormous surge of migrants, the Biden administration plans to boost the number of CBP personnel allocated to processing asylum-seekers at ports of entry on the southern border. According to an internal letter from the Department of Homeland Security, ports of entry “shall aim to process all visitors, regardless of paperwork status, who are waiting to enter as swiftly as feasible.”