Sunday, November 26, 2023
For a commentary by two Cato Institute affiliates (David Bier and Ilya Somin (Antonin Scalia Law School) encouraging President Biden to follow his immigration plan and not to follow in the footsteps of Donald Trump when it comes to enforcement, click here. Their bottom line message:
"In response to high border crossings, President Joe Biden and Democrats in Congress appear ready to at least partially cave to demands to restrict asylum in negotiations on the contours of an ongoing deal.
This would be a grave mistake. It would hurt asylum-seekers but won’t stop illegal migration. Biden already has the right plan for the border. He just hasn’t fully implemented it.
The best way to reduce pressure on the border from illegal migration is to make legal entry easier, and Biden’s 2023 immigration agenda included many of the necessary measures. Unfortunately, he hasn’t made them available widely enough, and this failure is leading to people entering illegally."