Biden’s border order: ‘people will die’ vs ‘will save lives’

US-Border-Barbed-wire People wait behind barbed wire in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, on 26 May 2024 as a US border agent stands watch near the US border. Photograph: Luis Torres/EPA

Mathew 24:12 And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold.

Important Takeaways:

  • ‘People will die’: Biden’s border order will worsen migrants’ risks, experts say
  • El Paso mayor says order ‘will save lives’ but advocates express concern over heat and exploitation by criminals
  • The aggressive new election-year policy triggers a block on most asylum claims once the number of people crossing the border without authorization exceeds a certain level
  • The mayor of El Paso, Texas, Democrat Oscar Leeser, said the order “will save lives, keep people from dying in the desert, jumping over the walls and falling, as well as keep them from being exploited”
  • Dora Rodriguez, executive director of Salvavision, a group that provides aid to migrants on both sides of the border, said “People will die. Because they will not stop crossing”
  • Experts and human rights advocates in El Paso are concerned that the unintended consequences of Biden’s executive action may be to worsen the risks for asylum seekers, while not deterring them from taking those risks
  • And they warned that more obstacles in the asylum process will increase exploitation by criminals.

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