Saturday, May 25, 2024

Biden Speeds Up Asylum Process for Migrants Headed to NYC, LA, Chicago; Biden Speeds Up Asylum Proceedings for Migrants to Chicago, Four Other Cities

Biden speeds up asylum process for migrants headed to NYC, LA, Chicago:
The Biden administration is accelerating the asylum timeline for migrants who enter the US illegally en route to five major cities.
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Attorney General Merrick GarlRO24and announced Thursday that a new Recent Arrivals (RA) Docket will swiftly place single adults before immigration judges in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles and New York City.
Those asylum claims must be resolved within 180 days, though grace periods would be granted in some circumstances for migrants to obtain the necessary legal representation.
More than 3 million asylum cases were being considered in the US as of December, and many have to wait years before their claims are resolved.
As of May of last year, migrants crossing into Texas from Mexico were handed paperwork that put their court dates in Chicago as far in the future as 2032.
House Homeland Security Committee chairman Mark Green (R-Tenn.) told The Post that a “brand-new ineffective bureaucratic process is no substitute for enforcing the laws passed by Congress.”
“This program will still lead to the release of countless inadmissible aliens into our communities, at best for months on end, and we already know that ‘removal proceedings’ don’t equal ‘actual removal’ under this administration,” Green said.
“Over the last three years, ICE’s non-detained docket has doubled due to the Biden administration’s refusal to comply with the law requiring them to detain and remove illegal aliens—and would-be border crossers know it,” he added.
“It’s time for Secretary Mayorkas to understand that ‘managing’ a crisis isn’t the same as ending it.” --->READ MORE HERE
Biden speeds up asylum proceedings for migrants to Chicago, four other cities:
The Biden administration on Thursday announced a new initiative to speed up the process by which asylum seekers are processed in Chicago and four other cities.
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Attorney General Merrick Garland said the new “Recent Arrivals Docket” will aim to process single adults through the immigration process in Chicago, New York City, Los Angeles, Boston and Atlanta within 180 days.
Currently, the process can take years. That backlog is believed to be a significant incentive for more people to come, especially those with weak claims.
“The Justice Department’s immigration courts are committed to the just and efficient enforcement of the immigration laws,” Garland said in a joint statement. “These measures will advance that mission by helping to ensure that immigration cases are adjudicated promptly and fairly.”
The Justice Department has assigned 10 judges to the effort. Authorities said they didn’t know how many cases they would handle, making it difficult to assess the potential impact.
Administration officials said the failure of a sweeping Senate bill this year explains the absence of bolder moves, a familiar line of attack against Republicans who have seized on unprecedented border arrivals to fault President Joe Biden’s handling of immigration in an election year.
“This administrative step is no substitute for the sweeping and much-needed changes that the bipartisan Senate bill would deliver, but in the absence of Congressional action we will do what we can to most effectively enforce the law and discourage irregular migration,” said Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.
Authorities said the five cities were chosen because because judges there had some availability to hear cases and because they were big destinations for migrants. ---> READ MORE HERE
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