Headline RoundupMay 9th, 2024

Biden Administration to Unveil New Asylum Change

Summary from the AllSides News Team

The Biden Administration is preparing to publish a new rule to more quickly reject the asylum claims of some migrants after they cross the border - targeting migrants who are considered national security risks.

Key Details: The rule, which could be published as soon as today, would allow border control officials to bar migrants from asylum within days, even hours, of them illegally crossing the border. Currenly, the process can take years.

For Context: The new rule is one of several actions, ahead of the election, that are being considerd by President Biden in order to clamp down on illegal border crossings. The plan was discussed last week at a meeting that included top Biden officials, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and House Minority Leader Hakeen Jeffries (D-NY).

How the Media Covered it: Axios (Lean left bias) noted that the border issue remains a top concerns for voters. Newsmax (Right bias) noted that the rule change, coming just months before the presidential election, leaves millions of people living in uncertainly about their ability to remain in the United States. The International Business Times (Center bias) noted that concern of some immigration advocates about changes to the existing process, since many migrants are vulnerable after a life-threatening journey to cross the U.S. border.

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