'Promise broken': Joe Biden’s 'asylum ban' sparks condemnation and comparisons to Donald Trump

'Promise broken': Joe Biden’s 'asylum ban' sparks condemnation and comparisons to Donald Trump

President Joe Biden is receiving significant backlash across social media following his announcement of a new measure that will greatly impact migrants seeking asylum.

Earlier this month, comedian John Oliver called out the president for not reversing former President Donald Trump's Title 42, which according to NPR "gave authority to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to take emergency action in March 2020, allowing immigration authorities to quickly expel migrants and denying entry to asylum seekers."

Oliver emphasized "asylum seekers" looking to come to the United States "are fleeing desperate conditions in their countries."

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Likewise, a year ago, NPR reported "many advocates and Democrats have been pressuring President Biden to lift the measure."

On Wednesday, May 10, Julián Castro shared an old clip via Twitter of Biden debating Trump on immigration policy, writing, "This is the first president in the history of the United States of America that says anybody seeking asylum has to do it in another country.” Today, with his new asylum rule, Biden became the second president. Promise broken."

The president's new rule is essentially an extension of Title 42 and according to Reuters, "presumes most migrants are ineligible for asylum if they passed through other nations without seeking protection elsewhere first or if they failed to use legal pathways for U.S. entry."

Many journalists, advocates and lawmakers on Twitter are accusing the president of breaking his promise to eventually reverse the harmful rule.

The ACLU: "The Biden administration has released a new asylum ban that takes effect tomorrow, May 11th. The ban closes off a pathway to safety for the majority of refugees in desperate need of it"

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Sawyer Hackett: "Pretty damning video for Biden. In 2020 he lambasted Trump for diminishing our asylum system. Biden’s new asylum ban looks a lot like a policy we would see from Stephen Miller and Trump."

International Rescue Committee: "This Friday, an asylum ban will take effect that will rob countless asylum seekers of a fair chance to present their case to an immigration judge. This is a devastating blow to U.S. asylum policy."

National Immigration Law Center: ".@POTUS' cruel & unlawful asylum ban will go into effect tomorrow, May 11, at 11:59 PM ET. Like Trump's ban, Pres. Biden’s ban will deport asylum seekers to danger, separate families, and strip asylum protections guaranteed under U.S. & international law."

Tim Young: "Our full @LIRSorg press statement on the new Biden asylum ban here: https://bit.ly/42q7pMY "At a time of unprecedented global displacement, the Biden administration has elected to defy decades of humanitarian protections enshrined in U.S. law and international agreements."

Gabe Ortíz: "America's Voice Executive Director @vcardenasDC reacts to Biden version of #AsylumBan: 'The expiration of Title 42 presented an opportunity for a reset on immigration, so it's unfortunate that President Biden is embracing a policy he once condemned.'"

Aaron Reichlin-Melnick: "The Biden administration's pivot back to the Trumpian policies is complete. These new asylum restrictions mirrors in large part one of the Trump administration's harshest anti-asylum policies, the 2019 asylum transit ban—which two separate federal courts struck down as unlawful."

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Senator Bob Menendez: "As Title 42 comes to an end tomorrow, it’s disappointing to see the Biden Admin chose to move forward with a harmful transit ban that fundamentally limits access to our nation’s asylum system. My joint statement w/ @SenatorLujan and @SenAlexPadilla ahead of the end of Title 42"

The New Jersey Democratic senator's statement says, "Title 42 is a harmful Trump-era relic designed to create chaos at the border and circumvent ourdomestic and international obligations to asylum seekers."

Watch the video below or at this link.

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