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But it’s actually a humanitarian disaster exacerbated by Biden.
Haiti is reeling from a year of devastation: the assassination of its president, a tropical storm and a recent earthquake that killed thousands.
Standing in the sweltering Texas sun, Jameson Tilus held both of his children in his arms and described the desperate conditions under the Del Rio International Bridge.
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said Sunday he will travel to the US southern border as the Biden administration grapples with the thousands of migrants who have amassed in Del Rio, Texas, and ramps up deportation flights to Haiti.
When Ken Salazar was in the U.S. Senate, he believed the United States was nearing a solution to its long political impasse over immigration.
The temporary camp in Del Rio has grown with staggering speed in recent days during a massive surge in migration that has overwhelmed the authorities.
When the Supreme Court effectively revived a cornerstone of Trump-era migration policy late last month, it looked like a major defeat for President Biden.
As the Biden administration struggles to contain illegal crossings along the Mexico border, it has fallen behind on efforts to ramp up refugee admissions, process green cards and boost some of the other legal channels that the White House has promoted as pillars of its immigration strategy.
The policy, known as Title 42, is ostensibly about public health, and the administration said the rule was extended based solely on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Over the past six months, the U.S. government has backed the expiration of certain visas, pushed for tougher requirements for investors seeking green cards, and supported the denial of permanent residency for thousands of immigrants living legally in the U.S.