Biden Announces End to Limits for Asylum Seekers at Border

President Joe Biden has now expected to end a series of restrictions on asylum seekers at U.S. border crossings put into effect under the Trump administration due to the threat of Covid.

As Fox 5 San Diego reports:

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has a draft plan to end the asylum limits at the U.S.-Mexico border by May 23 that were put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19, according to people familiar with the matter.

The decision, not yet final, would halt use of public health powers to absolve the United States of obligations under American law and international treaty to provide haven to people fleeing persecution.

Ending the limitations in May would allow for time to prepare at the border, the people said. But the delay runs against the wishes of top Democrats and others who say COVID-19 has long been used as an excuse to get out of asylum obligations.

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