The Democratic Party’s candidate for president promised to reverse President Trump’s immigration policies and stop the construction of the wall on the border with Mexico if he is elected president of the United States on Nov. 3, according to a Fox News report.
“There will not be another foot of wall constructed under my administration,” Biden promised.
Nearly 400 miles of America’s wall on the southern border with Mexico, which Biden plans to stop, were completed this past Thursday, Oct. 29. The construction of the wall is part of the president’s efforts to stop illegal immigration from Mexico and Central America, as well as human and drug trafficking entering the southern border.
Border patrol officials expressed concern about the Democratic candidate’s potential victory arguing how difficult their job would be to stop the flow of illegal aliens crossing the border.
“We don’t necessarily need this physical wall in every physical location but in a lot of places up to about 738 miles that are currently funded, we believe we do,” said Border Patrol Chief Rodney Scott.
Biden emphasized that his approach to immigration and refugees will be completely different from that of the current president, “All they have to offer is four more years of hateful rhetoric and division and policies that will end America’s historic role as a symbol of freedom and prosperity, and as a beacon of hope for those fleeing violence and oppression anywhere in the world,” Biden said in a statement on Friday.
Biden pledged to place a 100-day moratorium on deporting illegal aliens, significantly increase the refugee cap, and eliminate the policies Trump created to stop the flow of aliens into the country.
“When that happens we’ll quickly overrun our capacity to hold those people and we’ll be back in the situation where we have to release people if the laws don’t change,” Tony Porvaznik, Border Patrol chief of Yuma sector.
Biden also pledged to end the “remain in Mexico” policy, also called the Immigrant Protection Protocol (MPP), by which the current administration made an agreement with Mexico to have illegals who claim to seek asylum stay in Mexico until the U.S. judicial system sanctions their cases.
This policy has effectively discouraged illegals from attempting to cross the border seeking asylum. Until August of this year, the 1,200 illegal aliens who applied for refugee status and waited in Mexico until their cases were resolved were not eligible, meaning that most of these people are not really refugees, but are simply fleeing their countries.
Before the CCP Virus hit the country, President Trump expressed his desire to welcome immigrants seeking a better life, as the U.S. economy was experiencing historic prosperity and many jobs were being created every day.
“I need people coming in because we need people to run the factories and plants and companies that are moving back in,” he said according to USA Today. “We need people.”
Given current conditions, with the economy in post-pandemic recovery and under the premise of “America First” the president has proposed a “new merit-based legal immigration system that protects American wages and safety net programs, prioritizes immediate families, and creates a fair and transparent process for immigration to America.”