Reversal of Trump policies triggering ‘overwhelming’ problems
By Bob Unruh
Published March 9, 2021 at 1:18pm
President Trump’s administration built new stretches of wall on the border, required asylum applicants to remain in Mexico, stopped “catch and release,” tried to end Barack Obama’s special protections for some illegal aliens already in the country and established “zero tolerance” for violating federal law.
Consequently, the flow of illegal immigrants was substantially reduced.
But President Joe Biden’s administration in its first week reversed those policies, resulting in what many now are calling a “crisis.”
But not the Biden administration.
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas refuses to call it a crisis. He does admit there’s a surge in migrants that is “challenging” the nation’s capacity.
That’s even as detention centers – they were called cages under the Trump administration even though they were built under Obama’s tenure – are nearing 100% capacity.