Joe Biden’s deputies and allies are walking back from the campaign’s radical pro-migration promises and are now calling for safeguards against another Latin American wave of blue-collar migrants.
“We’ve got to make sure that we don’t give an impression that we have open borders,” Rep. Henry Cuellar, a Texas Democrat, told the Dallas Morning News.
He added, “The criminal organizations, they hire people, they know what our policies are. We don’t want them to go and advertise that there’s no wall, so start coming into the U.S., and then we start seeing caravans again. It’s a balance.”
The Associated Press reported:
At least initially, Biden may keep in place a Trump administration order that authorizes Customs and Border Protection to quickly expel any migrant as a public health measure during the COVID-19 pandemic.
… The new administration may decide it’s necessary to avoid a rush of migrants and to protect Border