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Biden administration to begin admitting migrants forced to wait in Mexico

President Joe Biden walks to board Air Force One for a trip to Camp David Friday Feb. 12 2021 in Andrews Air Force Base Md Biden to speak at virtual meeting of world’s major economies AP14 Feb 2021
Kristine Garrett | 15 February, 2021, 08:57

Administration officials declined to name them out of fear they may encourage a rush of people to those locations.

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said this is an "initial phase" of restarting the asylum process, but that "changes (to immigration policy) will take time".

The White House said Biden emphasized to Xi it was a U.S. priority to preserve a free and open Indo-Pacific, a region where the United States and China are major strategic rivals. He later sought funding from the U.S. Congress for the project.

While the destructive efforts of Arkansas and other states were largely stymied by federal court interventions, the Biden administration's plan to roll back the Trump work requirements guidance was applauded as key progress toward definitively ending one of the former president's most prominent efforts to strip healthcare from low-income people.

The United States reported almost 3,900 new deaths from COVID-19 Thursday, pushing the US death toll past 475,000, by far the highest in the world.

"Although some people with pending cases may have given up after waiting for their hearing or due to violence in northern Mexico", Kocher added, "it remains a legal and moral imperative that the USA government abide by national and worldwide refugee law and provide these individuals with an opportunity to request asylum".

"This latest action is another step in our commitment to reform immigration policies that do not align with our nation's values", he added.

"Those being re-processed south of our border by worldwide organizations, who will determine their eligibility, will soon be released into United States communities as they get added to the 1,000,000+ immigration court backlog".

"Their presence as workers in the United States" is vital to the U.S. economy, Lopez Obrador said.

It said there are approximately 25,000 active cases still.

"The two leaders also exchanged views on countering the COVID-19 pandemic, and the shared challenges of global health security, climate change, and preventing weapons proliferation", the White House said.

Newly-installed Commerce Department officials have begun a review of the prior administration's actions on WeChat, including "an evaluation of the underlying record justifying those prohibitions", the DOJ said in the filing.

A Mexican migrant covers her face with a blanket as she and others camp at a park while waiting to apply for asylum in the USA, in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua state, Mexico, on 17 December 2019, the day before the International Migrants Day.

The Remain in Mexico releases will come as more people are getting stopped crossing the border illegally since Biden took office, challenging the administration in its early days.

Biden in the call said that his priorities are to protect the security, prosperity, health and the way of life of American people and to preserve "a free and open Indo-Pacific".

Jewish Family Service of San Diego housed 191 asylum seekers the first 10 days of February after the were released by United States authorities, up from 144 in January and 54 in December, said Eitan Peled, the group's border services advocate.

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