President Joe Biden is between a rock and a hard place when it comes to dealing with the border mess. If he rolls back former President Trump’s draconian border policies without first scaling up the asylum infrastructure that Trump gutted, the right will accuse him of losing control of the border. If he waits, the left will accuse him of continuing Trump’s awful policies.

Since he’s going to be damned either way, he might as well do the right thing and throw out all of Trump’s awful anti-asylum policies, including Title 42, an emergency executive order that used COVID-19 as an excuse to give authorities carte blanche to turn away migrants.

At Biden’s first presidential press conference last week, the allegedly liberal press pushed a line of questioning borrowed straight from the playbook of right-wing restrictionists like Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) who have accused Biden of hanging a “big welcome sign” on the border. PBS’ Yamiche Alcindor told Biden that his message that now was not the time to come to America was not being heard in Central America given all the migrants flocking at the border because they viewed him as a “moral and decent man” — …read more

Source:: The Week – Politics


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