2023-01-24 12:00:20

After promising to expand asylum, Biden moves to limit access amid record border arrivals

Logo CBS News
CBS News
By Camilo Montoya Galvez

Washington — During his second week in office, President Biden gave officials nine months to issue regulations that could make it easier for migrants fleeing gang or domestic violence to secure asylum, a policy that would signal a clear repudiation of Trump administration attempts to close off the U.S. asylum system.

But two years later, amid record arrivals along the U.S.-Mexico border, the Biden administration has yet to issue the rules that could expand asylum eligibility. Instead, the administration finds itself expanding a Trump-era border policy that blocks certain migrants from requesting asylum and proposing limits on asylum eligibility.

Since Mr. Biden commissioned the asylum eligibility rules in a February 2021 executive order, there have been disagreements within his administration over how generous the regulations should be, three people with direct knowledge of the debates told CBS News, requesting anonymity to describe internal deliberations.

Some top administration officials have voiced concern about issuing rules that could make additional migrants eligible for asylum and make it more difficult to deport them while the administration is focused on reducing unlawful border crossings, the sources said.

Continue read on cbsnews.com

PoliticsBy Zeke Miller2023-01-23 21:47:40
WASHINGTON President Joe Bidens decision allowing the FBI to search his home in Delaware last week is laying him open to fresh negative attention and...

Logo Bloomberg
PoliticsBy Billy House2023-01-19 14:15:45
Empowered by their new US House majority, Republicans are acting swiftly to hold hearings in February and obtain documents on what they describe as a crisis...

Logo U.S. News & World Report
PoliticsBy Kaia Hubbard2023-01-23 23:47:51
Criticisms and calls for investigation are mounting even among some Democrats in the aftermath of a fourth search that turned up classified documents in the...

Logo RTTNews
PoliticsBy Joji Xavier2023-01-23 13:24:22
On what would have been the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision in Roe v. Wade, President Joe Biden issued an order to further protect access to...

Logo American Banker
Business / FinanceBy Brigit Carroll2023-01-23 14:47:58
In 2022, an estimated $77.6 billion was sent by Americans to friends and family abroad. These payments often used for food and basic needs are a crucial...

PoliticsBy Associated Press2023-01-21 01:48:09
WASHINGTON A surge in Cuban and Nicaraguan arrivals at the U.S. border with Mexico in December led to the highest number of illegal border crossings recorded...

Logo CBS News
PoliticsBy Cbs News2023-01-24 00:34:59
The FBI conducted a consensual search of President Biden's Wilmington home for more than 13 hours on Friday, finding more classified material than his...

Logo Fortune
Business / FinanceBy Zeke Miller2023-01-24 01:15:35
The remarkable,nearly 13-hour search by FBI agentsof the sitting president's Wilmington home is the latest political black eye for Biden.

Logo Global News
PoliticsBy The Canadian Press2023-01-24 11:39:53
The Liberal cabinet will head into the second of a three-day retreat in Hamilton Tuesday with a lengthy to-do list, including tackling inflation and making...

Logo The Business Journals
Politics2023-01-23 18:09:23
The city of Boston has seen a significant increase in immigrants over the past two years, with the majority crossing the U.S.-Mexico border from Cuba, Haiti,...

Logo Bloomberg
PoliticsBy Jordan Fabian2023-01-23 22:02:54
The White House said Monday it would review requests a Republican-run House panel made for information related to President Joe Biden’s handling of...

PoliticsBy Marianne Le Vine2023-01-24 01:53:50
Senate Democrats are wincing at President Joe Bidens handling of classified documents, even as they seek to draw a distinction between the incumbent...

Logo Bloomberg
PoliticsBy Jonathan Bernstein2023-01-23 19:03:50
Can someone who has spent the bulk of his career outside politics and government with limited experience brokering deals on Capitol Hill succeed as White...

Logo Channel NewsAsia
Business / FinanceBy Cna2023-01-23 15:10:45
Best News Website or Mobile Service WAN-IFRA Digital Media Awards Worldwide Best News Website or Mobile Service Digital Media Awards Worldwide The U.S....

Logo The Guardian
PoliticsBy Emily Dugan2023-01-22 17:40:05
Home Office plans to reheat thoroughly discredited hostile environment policies show the government has not learned lessons from the Windrush scandal,...

Logo U.S. News & World Report
PoliticsBy Associated Press2023-01-23 17:30:43
NEW YORK (AP) Shielded by anonymity and extra security, jurors got their first look Monday at a rare U.S. trial of a former cabinet-level Mexican official...

Logo Bloomberg
PoliticsBy Jordan Fabian2023-01-23 10:00:00
US President Joe Biden had hoped to put the mishandling of sensitive government files behind him. Instead, the emergence of another batch of classified...

PoliticsBy Lisa Mascaro2023-01-24 05:09:42
WASHINGTON The debate around raising the debt ceiling sounds eerily similar: Newly elected House Republicans, eager to confront the Democratic president in...

PoliticsBy Ellen Knickmeyer And Seung Min Kim2023-01-22 18:15:43
WASHINGTON Senior Democrats, dismayed by a steady stream of startling disclosures, expressed criticism Sunday of how President Joe Biden handled classified...

Logo CBS News
PoliticsBy Cbs News2023-01-23 12:49:26
During a voluntary FBI search of President Joe Biden's home in Delaware, more documents marked classified were located by investigators. The new documents...