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Shrugging Biden’s border is not enough
Guillermo Arias / Getty At the US-Mexico border, every day is Groundhog Day, like the endless debate over US immigration policy. Our immigration dialogue is at a standstill. Unlike the debate over the death penalty and same-sex marriage, it never seems to evolve or take on fresh nuances. It’s like a screaming match about abortion and gun control, where people stick to their position and repeat the same discussion over and over again. What’s happening right now is, in fact, a unique intensity, but Americans haven’t seen anything in the United States. -The Mexican border they haven’t seen before, or we’ll never see again-and that second point was loud and clear on Thursday, at least at President Joe Biden’s first press conference. Many of the questions were related to the current border crisis. Tens of thousands of families and unaccompanied minors, most of whom are from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, have escaped turmoil, instability and violence and are appearing unannounced on the US-Mexico border. They do everything because they want to qualify for asylum. Many presidents make their first appearance before White House reporters simply say what the media wants to hear, or what the general public wants to hear. Biden deserves praise for doing something more valuable. He seized the opportunity to say what he had to say. An NGO shocked by the US “horrible” reaction to immigration surges, he thus answered questions about how far he would go as president to tackle many of the challenges his administration faces. Facing: “From immigrants to guns, and from other things you mentioned, the other issue we are talking about is a long-term issue, and this is Biden’s refugee candidate to the United States. It’s about how we plan to resolve the “tension” between telling us not to come, and the fact that many who have already left claim it. They come to see Biden as a “moral and decent man” and take them to the door, or at least a fair hearing as to why there is a “trustworthy fear” that prevents them from returning to their homeland. Because we will have a meeting. : “Nothing has changed. Because so many people have come: My administration has increased children to the border by 28 percent. 31 percent in the last year of 2019 before the Trump administration’s pandemic. Every year, in a lonely year: the number of people coming to the border in the winter months of January, February and March has increased significantly. It happens every year. “Bidden is raised by immigrants. It is correct that the challenges and associated asylum issues go back a long time. The question of how Americans should deal with unexpected guests left a huge mark in the 20th century. The 1924 Immigration Act aimed to keep out Asians, Italians, Greeks, Jews in Eastern Europe, and more. The Truman Directive of 1945 allowed Jewish refugees to seek safe shelters in the United States, although it was ten years late to save the millions of Jews killed by the Nazis. It was a presidential order by. The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 opened the immigration system by abolishing the country’s hometown allocation system, which was established in the 1920s and benefits Britain, Ireland, and Germans. And more than 20 years later, the 1986 Immigration Reform and Management Act legalized more than 2.5 million undocumented immigrants. But personally, as a grandson of Mexican immigrants who came here as a boy from Chihuahua during the Mexican Revolution, it wasn’t yet a law to keep him out — I disagree with the proposal that immigrants are a “problem.” I will. It’s like a blessing and a special source that makes America great again and again. Biden was half right about that part, but completely wrong at least in three other ways. First, the president hinted at what was happening, and now there are some borders that are approaching normal. Think tanks, the media, and the Immigration Bureau are divided. They said that the expected surge this year will be greater than ever, and unaccompanied minors will arrive at the border at a rate far beyond the government’s ability to provide resources to care for them. Say you are. In fact, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mallorcas recently said US officials are “at a pace of encountering more people at the border than in the last two decades.” “Every year, it happens in a lonely year.” There was a surge in 2014 and 2019, but not measurable for five or two years in between. Indeed, immigrants from Mexico occur “every year in a lonely year” as people looking for a job move north for greater financial opportunities. But that’s not what’s happening at the border. The arrival was an asylum seeker pushed out of Central America, and the promise of work did not draw immigrants from Mexico into the United States. Finally, Biden did not use the exact word “season” to describe the surge, but that it tends to happen “in the winter months of January, February and March”. What he implied when he said. In fact, the surge in both 2014 and 2019 began in spring and peaked in summer. When the house is on fire, you quickly pop out of the window. You don’t have to wait until the weather gets better, but thanks to Biden, many Americans may still have a better understanding of the paradox at the heart of the current border crisis. It’s the same, but there are differences. Aside from the ugly tendency to call immigrants some sort of plague or tide, this is the same and monotonous, so it’s like a pandemic in the sense that every day is a “pandemic.” Still, given that the health crisis is a once-in-a-century event, whether Americans are yelling about immigrants or discussing refugees is quite unique and has never been seen before. There are different aspects. Policy, it all has such a familiar ring. We feel like we’ve heard all the discussions before, and we’re repeating ourselves. Even the counterargument has a sense of déjà vu. I can’t go through anything. No one is persuaded to look at this issue in another way. The question of how to treat strangers is very important and very urgent for reruns and retreads. We need a fresh look that starts with being honest about what’s happening, how we got here, and the consensus about where we want to go. It’s not just for the benefit of the thousands of people who come to our doors. It is also noteworthy enough to have the opportunity to endanger their lives and call them theirs as the place progresses for the benefit of the country. Find out more at The Daily Beast. Get top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now! DailyBeast Membership: Beast Inside digs deeper into the stories that matter to you. learn more.