Thursday, April 29, 2021

Biden Can Address the Border and Central American Violence Without Legislation


Here's a link to my op-ed in the LA Times today:

President Biden’s about-face on the number of refugees he will allow to resettle in the U.S. this year is an opportunity for him to also address the seemingly unmanageable border situation and the violence in Central America.

At first, the administration said it would not increase this year’s historically low refugee cap of 15,000, which was established by President Trump. After blowback from refugee rights advocates and Democratic allies, the White House appeared to backtrack. A new cap is expected to be announced by May 15. Previously, Biden had said he wanted to increase it to 62,500 — a number many advocates would like to see.

Here’s where the southern border and Central American opportunities come in. Read more here...


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