Biden’s New Asylum Policy is Both Harmful and Illegal

Source: The Volokh Conspiracy
by Ilya Somin

“[I]f Biden really wants to reduce disorder at the border, the best way to do it is by expanding his own previous initiatives to make legal entry easier, which have been undermined by arbitrary caps and bureaucratic obstacles. Federal and state governments could also make things better by giving asylum seekers work permits immediately and cutting back on zoning rules that make it difficult to build new housing in response to demand. … Admittedly, Biden’s main goal is probably to help himself politically in an election year, rather than to improve policy or follow the law. We’ll see if that political objective is achieved.” (06/04/24)