Joe Biden just showed the world that the United States / Mexico border is now back open and floods of migrants are welcome here in the USA by unilaterally and immediately cancelling “safe harbor” agreements negotiated with El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.
In a statement, State Department Secretary Antony Blinken said the United States had “suspended and initiated the process to terminate the Asylum Cooperative Agreements with the Governments of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras as the first concrete steps on the path to greater partnership and collaboration in the region laid out by President Biden.”
The “safe third country” agreements, inked in 2019 by the Trump administration and the Central American nations, force asylum seekers from the region to first seek refuge in those countries before applying in the United States.
Part of a bid by Trump to crack down on illegal immigrants from Central America who make up a large part of migrants apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border, the policies were never implemented with El Salvador and Honduras, the State Department said on Saturday.
Transfers under the U.S.-Guatemala agreement have been paused since mid-March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the statement added.
The moves announced Saturday came after Biden unveiled a host of measures last week aimed at changing our countries immigration system, including a task force to “reunite” families separated at the border and another to increase an annual cap on refugees.
One of the orders called for Blinken to “promptly consider” whether to notify the governments of the three countries that the United States intended to suspend and terminate the safe third country deals. It also called on the Secretary of Homeland Security and the Attorney General to determine whether to rescind a rule implementing the agreements.
So in other words the border is now open, migrants are now welcome to enter the country illegally and Joe Biden intends to fundamentally transform this country by fundamentally transforming the makeup of the American people via mass immigration.
No wonder Democrats are insisting that National Guard troops continue to occupy Washington D.C. and that “domestic extremists” are the number one threat to our country’s security.
They know these measures will be extremely unpopular and intend to ram them down our collective throats whether we like it or not.
Reuters contributed to this report.
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