You might have already heard that yet another migrant caravan is heading to the U.S. border from Honduras. Members of the group have called on the incoming Biden administration to honor their “commitments” to rescind Trump’s restrictions on asylum seekers.
However, on Sunday, a Biden transition official stated that migrants wishing to claim asylum in the U.S. during the first few weeks of the former vice president taking office “need to understand they’re not going to be able to come into the United States immediately,” according to NBC News.
Fox News reported that “more than 1,000 Honduran migrants moved into Guatemala on Friday without registering as part of a larger caravan that left a Honduran city earlier in the day.”
The Associated Press noted that members of the caravan are hoping to gain entry into the country upon arrival. However, the official told NBC News that “there’s help on the way,” but now “is not the time to make the journey.”
“The situation at the border isn’t going to be transformed overnight,” he added.
“We have to provide a message that health and hope is on the way, but coming right now does not make sense for their own safety…while we put into place processes that they may be able to access in the future,” the official explained.
To put it simply, migrants will be able to come into the U.S. willy nilly, but not before the Biden administration issues its executive orders. Then, Border Patrol agents will be deployed to lay down a massive red carpet at the border with lavish music and signs that say, “Come on in! Our country is your country!”
Biden declared that he plans to do away with most of President Trump’s border security and immigration policies. He stated that he would end the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), which keeps migrants in Mexico as they wait for their asylum hearings. It was a program designed to end measures that entice migrants to travel north, especially those who want to illegally enter the country to obtain work.
The former vice president also stated that on Inauguration Day, he will call on Congress to provide a pathway to citizenship for tens of millions of illegals still living in the country and a moratorium on deportations by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). It will be one of the most significant amnesty proposals that an administration has put forth in many years.
The open-borders crowd will undoubtedly be ecstatic at such a program. But it might not be as easy to pass the legislation with many Democrat constituents still not being aligned with the far-left open borders proposition. Either way, it seems clear that there will be yet another massive confrontation over immigration policy.
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Sources: RedState: Biden Official Sends Message to Migrant Caravan — It’s as Silly as You Think