In response to the humanitarian situation in the Western Hemisphere, US President Joe Biden has asked Antony Blinken, the Secretary of State, to request the Congress to provide more than $50 million in aid to help address the needs of refugees and migrants. According to a memo from the White House, the President believes that the country is obligated to provide the necessary assistance.
This move comes as the number of immigrants crossing the border into the US is expected to increase due to the end of Title 42 on May 11. Blinken's plan includes new legal avenues for certain migrants to enter the country, as well as harsher penalties for illegal entry. Unfortunately, this doesn't go far enough to address the crisis.
Due to the expected influx of migrants into Texas, the cities of Laredo and El Paso have made a declaration to address the situation. The mayor of El Paso stated that they need to protect the community and the asylum seekers.
Close the door!
Biden Requests More Than $50 Million For ‘Unexpected Urgent’ Needs Of Migrants, Refugees. https://t.co/vU3TZQ8Qkg
— CJ4America (@GrammyC4Zone) May 2, 2023
The current administration's focus seems to be on the humanitarian aspect of immigration instead of a long-term strategy to address the issue. Blinken supports the idea of multilateral collaboration to address the migration issue, but this approach only delays the country's border enforcement. It has a negative effect on the country's economy and its citizens.
This move seems to be another attempt by Biden to further the policies of his party, which are aimed at creating open borders that have negative consequences for the country.
Source: The Daily Caller