U.S. President-elect Joe Biden promised to lift restrictions against migrants, which were imposed by the current U.S. leader Donald Trump.
“We have been briefed on the steps we must take to clear the humanitarian disaster that the Trump administration has systematically created on our southern border. We will work purposefully, diligently and responsibly to roll back Trump’s restrictions from day one,” Biden said.
The politician said he intends to create opportunities to work quickly with asylum seekers in the U.S. while avoiding a crisis amid a coronavirus pandemic.
Thousands of migrants from poor Central American countries traveled across Mexico to the U.S. border in October 2018 to claim asylum from U.S. authorities. Trump sent thousands of military personnel to the border to contain the influx of illegals. In late March, it was reported that a new caravan of migrants had moved toward the U.S. from Central America. It counts 1.2 thousand people.
The construction of a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border was one of the main points of Trump’s program during the 2016 presidential election. For his sake, he managed to impose a state of emergency and redirect military spending, but on May 25, it became known that a California state court imposed an injunction on such use of the budget funds of the U.S. Department of Defense.