Biden team seeks pause in US WeChat ban litigation

Ross Houston
February 15, 2021

The Voice of America reports that one of Biden's first orders was to stop work on the wall, one of former President Donald Trump's pre - election promises.

President Joe Biden's administration announced on Friday that they would start allowing thousands of asylum-seekers, particularly migrants who have been waiting in Mexico for their next immigration court hearings, to enter the USA while their cases proceed.

"The president is committed to putting in place, in partnership with our Department of Homeland Security, a moral and a humane process for processing people at the border, but that capacity is limited right now and it means we're just not equipped to process people at the pace that we would like to", Psaki said Thursday.

Approximately 25,000 individuals have active cases, the agency said.

At least 70,000 people were returned to Mexico under the agreement from January 2019, when the program began to be implemented, through December 2020, according to the NGO American Immigration Council.

"President Biden will also discuss the need to make investments to strengthen our collective competitiveness and the importance of updating global rules to tackle economic challenges such as those posed by China", the White House said.

"The confrontation between China and the United States will be a disaster for both sides and the world", said leader of the People's Republic of China, Xi Jinping. "I'm not going to do it the way (Donald) Trump did".

'This latest action is another step in our commitment to reform immigration policies that do not align with our nation's values, ' Mayorkas said in a statement.

"We continue to convey that this is not the time to come [to the United States]".

He called on US-based immigrants to avoid attempts to cross the US-Mexican border illegally, and now there is a new US administration.

Former president Donal Trump had moved aggressively to prevent immigrants from entering the USA, exposing immigrants to violence in Mexican border cities.

On the day of Biden's inauguration, the Department of Homeland Security announced the suspension of new applications for the "Stay in Mexico" program and asked all those who submitted applications to stay in their places while awaiting notification of developments related to it.

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