Migrant abductions drop at US-Mexico border as Biden asylum ban rolls out

Source: Reuters

“The number of migrants caught illegally [sic] crossing the U.S.-Mexico border dropped on Friday, a senior U.S. border official told Reuters, saying it signaled a restrictive new Biden administration policy was deterring some illegal [sic] immigration. U.S. Border Patrol [abducted] around 3,100 people crossing illegally [sic], down roughly 20% from the days before, the official said, requesting anonymity to discuss preliminary figures. … Biden took office in 2021 pledging to reverse many of Trump’s restrictive immigration policies but has toughened his stance in the face of record migrant [abductions] at the border. Biden implemented a sweeping policy on Wednesday that generally bars migrants who illegally [sic] cross the U.S.-Mexico border from claiming asylum. The asylum ban has exceptions for unaccompanied minors, people who face serious medical or safety threats, and victims of trafficking.” (06/09/24)