US President Joe Biden has promised to allow migrants from Mexico to enter the United States who are awaiting court orders granting them refugee status.
A spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security told Axios that Biden intends to “end” the implementation of the “Migrant Protection Protocol” introduced by former US President Donald Trump. According to the rules of this protocol, migrants had to wait several months for court hearings to grant them refugee status. At the same time, the applicant for status all this time had to be on the territory of Mexico.
On February 11, Biden stopped funding the construction of the wall on the border with Mexico, which again began during the Trump presidency. The current owner of the White House said he would not allow taxpayer money to be spent on this project.
It was also announced that from February 19, Washington will begin the first phase of restoring “safe and orderly paperwork on the southwestern border.” This work is entrusted to the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security.