DACA 2.0: Biden releases 250,000 unaccompanied migrant children into US | Washington Examiner

  

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Via:  texan1211  •  one month ago  •  9 comments

By:   anna-giaritelli (Washington Examiner)

DACA 2.0: Biden releases 250,000 unaccompanied migrant children into US | Washington Examiner
The U.S. government is likely to face a major immigration headache in the long-term due to the Biden administration's resettling within the United States more than a quarter of a million unaccompanied children.

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The United States is facing the prospect of a major, long-term immigration headache due to the Biden administration's resettling of more than a quarter of a million unaccompanied children who came across the border from Mexico.

Since President Joe Biden took office, 257,110 migrant children have been encountered at the nation's borders, according to data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Children are apprehended by Border Patrol and swiftly released to sponsors across the country, not returned to their home countries.

The number of children who have come to the U.S. alone during Biden's tenure is far beyond anything seen before, including the migration surges of children during the Obama and Trump administrations.

Border and refugee agencies have struggled to keep up with the constant arrivals of children, with thousands coming per week. But the biggest impact of this influx may not be felt until years from now, when these children become adults and face potential deportation.

While 800,000 illegal immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children have been protected under the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program from deportation, new children arriving are ineligible, cueing the need for a new DACA.

"Here's the problem that this administration is not even realizing — they're creating the next generation of DACA," said Rudy Karisch, a former senior Border Patrol agent who oversaw operations within the southern border's top region for apprehensions. "We have not even figured out what we're going to do with the previous generation, and they're creating the next generation."

DACA was rolled out by Obama-era Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano in 2012.

Congress is the only government entity legally allowed to set immigration levels, but after years of failed attempts to give legal status to immigrants who illegally entered the country, President Barack Obama acted. DACA allowed noncitizens who were then under the age of 31 and had entered America before turning 16 years old and before 2007 to request that the government not deport them. DACA recipients also received documents to legally work in the U.S. The protections were good for two years at a time and then would require applying for renewal.

Friday marked a decade since DACA was implemented, yet in that time, Congress has not moved to create a permanent solution for illegal immigrants who want to remain in the country permanently.

"[I]t was, at the time, seen as a stopgap measure to provide relief to unauthorized immigrant youth after Congress had repeatedly failed to offer a path to legal status for these 'Dreamers,'" Migration Policy Institute's Muzaffar Chishti and Julia Gelatt wrote in a recent report. "Ten years on, DACA has proven more enduring than expected and remains the only large-scale policy change implemented during this period related to the legal status of unauthorized immigrants in the country."

Former President Donald Trump entered office in 2017 and announced plans to terminate DACA. In early 2018, he asked Congress to provide $25 billion to build a wall on the southern border with Mexico and a handful of other demands to restrict immigration in return for a plan to provide a pathway to full U.S. citizenship for 1.8 million people illegal immigrants, including all DACA recipients. No deal was made.

Texas and eight other states filed lawsuits in 2018 over the legitimacy of DACA. When Trump moved to terminate DACA, the government was again sued by those who wished to keep it in place and argued Trump had not properly justified ending it. The Supreme Court backed immigrant advocates in 2020.

In mid-2021, a federal court in Texas ruled that DACA was illegally created but allowed current recipients to continue renewing their permits, according to the federal agency that manages the program, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Last December, the Biden administration reimplemented DACA.

Because courts have barred new applicants, children who arrived in the U.S. under Biden face immigration proceedings and could be removed from the country, opening the gate for a DACA 2.0.

"The DACA program, as created in 2012 and kept alive by the courts, requires the applicant among other criteria to have entered the US and been resident there since June 15, 2007," wrote MPI Communications Director Michelle Mittlestadt. "So as currently configured, the program would not be open to arrivals who have been in the country less than 15 years."

All the while, Democrats have introduced numerous bills to legalize DACA recipients and others, but none have prevailed. Republicans have lambasted the Democrats' attempts to pass "amnesty" bills that they say would incentivize people outside the U.S. to attempt to get into the country in hopes of being the beneficiaries of similar future bills.

Karisch is concerned that the 2 million cases pending before 500 immigration judges nationwide will only grow, with cases taking up to eight years to resolve.

"The backlog with the court systems is just getting insane. It's not going to get any better," said Karisch. "They're creating a problem that's just going to continue to grow."


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Texan1211
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1  seeder  Texan1211    one month ago
The number of children who have come to the U.S. alone during Biden's tenure is far beyond anything seen before, including the migration surges of children during the Obama and Trump administrations.

All relatively unnoticed by most media.

Biden's policies are not helping to curb immigration in any way.

Does anyone here remember when the amnesty granted by Reagan was supposed to be the last of it?

Biden is on track to allow over 600,000 of them in.

How long before we start admitting their parents?

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
2  Buzz of the Orient    one month ago

I can understand your point.  You resent having your ideal jobs such as picking fruit, washing dishes and being a domestic assumed by others. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
2.1  seeder  Texan1211  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @2    one month ago
I can understand your point. 

What you wrote after that kind of proves you don't.

All I want is for people to immigrate legally.

Is there anything wrong with that?

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
2.1.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Texan1211 @2.1    one month ago

Not at all.  I understand why so many migrants are trying to get into the USA, because the whole world knows that it's the land of opportunity and a good life, as long as you're capable of dodging the bullets, stay out of jail and don't have to sleep under a bridge.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
2.1.2  seeder  Texan1211  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @2.1.1    one month ago
because the whole world knows that it's the land of opportunity and a good life,

True. Many people are afforded opportunities here they wouldn't necessarily get anywhere else.

Just might be why we have the largest immigrant population in the word.

 
 
 
Ronin2
Professor Quiet
2.2  Ronin2  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @2    one month ago

We should follow China's example and not let illegal immigrants in.

If they manage to enter illegally put them in detainment centers, reeducation camps, or work camps until as such time as they cease to be a problem. That would stem the flow of illegals to the country.

The US sucks. We offer none of the amenities China does. So why do illegal immigrants want to come here; and come here in such numbers no less?

I am all for immigration reform for those that want to come here legally. The process needs to be refined and shortened.

For those that want to chuck the process and cross illegally to this country, they deserve a swift one way ticket out never to return.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
2.2.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Ronin2 @2.2    one month ago
"So why do illegal immigrants want to come here; and come here in such numbers no less?"

It's a little hard for them to swim to China, but they can walk to the USA, and, as I've said before, they've been told the streets of America are paved with gold.  However, even with potholes the streets are better than where they're coming from. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
3  seeder  Texan1211    one month ago

Biden should stick to enforcing current immigration laws as opposed to trying to create new laws.

Congress has spoken loud and clear on the issue.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
4  seeder  Texan1211    one month ago

Has anyone seen the Border Czar lately?

What has she accomplished thus far regarding immigration?

 
 

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