Stephen Miller, a key architect of Trump’s immigration policies, said the agreements would “help prevent asylum fraud, asylum shopping and asylum abuse globally.”
Miller, in an interview with The Associated Press, makes broad offensive forecasts against so-called “sanctuary” jurisdictions that limit cooperation with federal immigration officials, saying the administration uses its “full power, resources and authority” Will do. He made more efforts towards legal merit “on the basis of merit.”
The “Asylum Cooperation Agreement” that in 2019 the administration allowed asylum seekers from El Salvador and Honduras to seek asylum in Guatemala refused them the opportunity to apply to the US.
From November to March, when the Coronavirus epidemic halted flights to Guatemala, only 20 of 939 Hondurans and El Salvadorans sought refuge. Almost all moved into the house, known as “exile with a layoff”.
Like many of Trump’s policies that have dramatically changed the US immigration system, bilateral agreements are being challenged in court. Critics have sent asylum-seekers to countries with high levels of violence and poverty and little infrastructure has been devised to handle asylum claims.
Coronovirus halted those trajectories before flying to Honduras and El Salvador.
Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden have drawn attention to immigration in their 2020 campaigns, despite a spirited exchange during Thursday’s debate, which was prompted by news that court-appointed lawyers to find the parents of 545 children Who were separated from their families in the Trump administration.
Trump has not yet outlined in detail the immigration priorities of the second term, although he has openly tried to revoke the constitutional right to citizenship for anyone born in the United States.
Biden has pledged to undo many, but not all, of Trump’s policies. As with the epidemic and other issues, it is unclear how hungry Biden would have suffered from all that Trump had done.
Biden campaign spokesman Mike Jeevin reacted to Miller’s comments, saying how different the candidates are on immigration.
“We’re going to win this election so that people like Stephen Miller don’t have a chance to write more xenophobic policies that defy our American values,” Gwin said. “Unlike Trump, Vice President Biden knows that immigrants make America stronger and help build this country, and as president he will ensure that they continue to play a key role for our entire history: our Enriching communities, strengthening our economy, and serving our country in uniform. ”
Biden will introduce legislation within its first 100 days to illegally provide a pathway to citizenship for people in the country, roll back deferred action to shield young people from deportation and for refugees and asylum seekers. ” Will restore America’s historic commitment “. , Gwin said.
Biden, on his campaign website, is silent about the asylum agreement reached last year with Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, but says he will end “damaging” policies, a cornerstone of which is Trump’s effort Trying to seek asylum in Mexico. For a hearing in a US immigration court.
Administration officials have discussed connecting countries in Africa and Asia to create a global web of similar accents with Central American governments. Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador were under heavy US pressure for acquaintances last year, with Trump threatened several times to cut international aid.
Such agreements could potentially be proposed for countries that send large numbers of refugees to the US, such as Cameroon or China.
Trump, who made immigration a signature issue in his 2016 campaign, has imposed a flurry of rules in recent months that are expected to be finalized soon after incorporating public backlash. They are largely about restricting asylum.
Administration officials are also looking at ways to do with a lottery to give H-1B visas to highly skilled workers, many in the technology industry, replacing it with another selection method. The H-1B visa is capped at 85,000 a year.
Miller said the administration will continue its efforts to redefine the criteria for legal immigration, which are now largely based on family ties.