President Offers Legal Pathway for Some Migrants

Cuban, Haitian, Nicaraguan, and Venezuelan migrants must adhere to the asylum application process.

President Joe Biden, in addressing the topic of the U.S.-Mexico border and the likely end of Title 42, said that migrants from Cuba, Haiti, and Nicaragua, who cross the border illegally, will be turned away. An order is already in place to refuse migrants from Venezuela.

President Biden said though they may face hardship in their home countries, “Do not just show up at the border. Stay where you are and apply legally from there.”

Department of Homeland Security officials said that those who do not ask for asylum from the country they travel through to get to the U.S. border will be denied asylum here. The U.S. is going to accept 30,000 migrants per month who have applied for asylum from those four nations, by air, for the next two years. They must enter legally, with eligible sponsors, and pass vetting and background checks.

President Biden said, “This new process is orderly. It’s safe and humane, and it works.” Urging legislators to take action in Congress on immigration reform, the president said, “The actions we’re announcing will make things better, but will not fix the border problem completely.” 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the president and his administration as they implement asylum request guidelines.
  • For Homeland Security officials as they carry out the necessary changes to adhere to the policy.
  • For Border Patrol agents as they face masses of illegal border crossers each day.

Sources: AP, NY Times


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