September 21, 2021

Biden administration defends expulsion of 6,000 migrants

US officials confirmed that over 6,000 migrants were removed from an encampment in Del Rio, Texas, as they defended immediately expelling the migrants and using horse patrols to prevent them from entering the town.

“If you come to the United States illegally, you will be returned. Your journey will not succeed, and you will be endangering your life and your family’s life,” Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said, calling it a “challenging and heartbreaking situation.”

Widely spread photos and video showed agents on horseback used what appeared to be whips and their horses to push migrants back at the river near Del Rio, where thousands of migrants camped under a bridge. Mayorkas and Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz said they would investigate to ensure the agents did not take any “unacceptable” actions.

A Trump-era pandemic-related authority enabled the hasty expulsions. The rule, adopted by former President Donald Trump, allows for migrants’ immediate removal without an opportunity to seek asylum. President Joe Biden excused unaccompanied children from the order but let the rest stand.


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September 2, 2021

America takes the second-most migrants in the world

The United States is the country that takes in the second-highest amount of migrants.

In 2018, the US took in 1,096,611 migrants into the country, which was actually a 3 percent decrease from the previous year.

The US received over 250,000 applications from asylum-seekers in 2018 — which was also down from the year prior. The rate was 23 percent higher in 2017.

Germany took the number one spot, having accepted 1,383,580 new migrants in 2018.


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