Monday, April 5, 2021

Team Biden Tuned Out Trump's Warnings, Modeling On Migrant Surge; GOP Reps Demand Biden Restore Asylum Pacts, Pinpoint Move as Cause of Border Crisis;, and related stories

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Team Biden tuned out Trump's warnings, modeling on migrant surge:
The Trump administration warned President Biden’s transition team last year to expect a migrant surge if it followed through on his immigration campaign promises, and even presented modeling to show how bad it might get, a senior official told The Washington Times.
Mark Morgan, who was acting commissioner at Customs and Border Protection, also said the Biden team had given indications they were receptive to the warnings, so the new president’s early move to erase key get-tough policies that had worked to solve the 2019 migrant surge came as a surprise.
And Mr. Morgan called new claims by Biden officials blaming the Trump administration for refusing requests to build capacity “blatantly false.
“We were anticipating that there would be a need based on the modeling. But here’s the thing. No one in this administration told anybody — they did not tell HHS, they did not tell CBP — they were going to remove MPP, they were going to remove the ACAs. That came without warning. They just did that,” Mr. Morgan said. --->READ MORE HERE
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GOP Reps Demand Biden Restore Asylum Pacts, Pinpoint Move as Cause of Border Crisis:
Republicans on Capitol Hill are demanding that Secretary of State Antony Blinken and the Biden administration reimplement the Trump-era migrant-processing agreements between the U.S. and Mexico and the Northern Triangle countries that they canceled at the height of the current crisis on the southern border.
Representative Michael McCaul, the top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and all of the panel’s GOP members panned the Biden administration’s decision to withdraw from the Migrant Protection Protocols with Mexico and the Asylum Cooperative Agreements that the U.S. struck with El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. These agreements established a system for processing the claims of asylum seekers who had arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border in those countries, instead of on U.S. soil.
The nearly two-dozen House Republicans, in a letter to Blinken obtained by National Review, castigate “the premature and politically-motivated decision to cancel the effective” agreements, blaming that move for contributing to the massive influx in border crossings that has taken place over the past several months.
When it revoked those Trump-era policies, the Biden administration argued that they sent migrants into unsafe conditions as they sought asylum, and that its own approach would address the root causes of migration instead. On February 16, the White House announced that the U.S. would start to process asylum seekers who had previously been told to wait in Mexico in the U.S. under the MPP (which is also called the “Remain in Mexico” policy). --->READ MORE HERE
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