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Troops Deployed to Southern Border Amid Migrant Surge Concerns

The Biden administration has approved the deployment of 1,500 active-duty U.S. troops to the southern border in response to concerns about a surge of migrants once Title 42 is lifted, according to sources from Fox News.

The troops will serve for 90 days in administrative and transport roles to free up law enforcement and Border Patrol.

The White House has said that the deployment is in keeping with the support for the border that dates back to the George W. Bush administration.

The troops will, be armed for self-defense but will not assist with law enforcement.

Migrants to use CBP One app to schedule points of entry appointments

The Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has warned that illegal entry into the United States “will result in removal.”

The Biden administration has encouraged migrants to use the CBP One app to schedule appointments at points of entry where their asylum claims can be processed.

However, the reality of the government’s response to the migrant crisis does not reflect the official position of the Biden administration.

While many migrants are deported due to the Title 42 order, not all who enter illegally have been returned via the order.

Hearing for migrants ‘released’ into the US might take years

According to CBP statistics, only 46% of migrant encounters at the border resulted in a Title 42 expulsion. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas testified last month that of nearly 1.3 million migrants processed via Title 8, only 360,000 were deported.

Those who weren’t deported were placed into immigration removal proceedings and released into the United States pending their hearings, which can take years.

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A new asylum rule will bar immigrants from being eligible to claim asylum

The Biden administration has developed a new asylum rule that will bar migrants from being eligible to claim asylum if they have crossed into the United States illegally, have not scheduled an appointment via the CBP One app, and have not claimed asylum in a country through which they previously passed.

Nonetheless, there are exceptions made for some people, as Mayorkas made clear. But Democrats and immigration activists still claim that it infringes on the right of anyone from anywhere in the world to claim asylum at the U.S. border.

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‘Credible fear’ screenings to be held for migrants in CBP facilities

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The deployment of troops to the border will likely anger the left and draw more comparisons between Biden and Trump.

The expected migrant surge has prompted the administration to work more closely with Mexican authorities and NGO partners and look for alternative removal authorities under Title 8.

Fox News Digital reported last month that the administration is preparing to hold “credible fear” screenings for migrants in CBP facilities.

The Department of Homeland Security confirmed that the agency is working with legal service providers to provide access to legal services for individuals who receive credible fear interviews in CBP custody.

The Biden administration’s struggles to balance border control and compassion

The United States has been grappling with an upsurge in migrant crossings at the southern border. The Biden administration has struggled to balance border control with compassion for the migrants seeking asylum.

The deployment of troops to the wall is a move that is likely to be met with criticism from both sides of the political spectrum.

The administration has been criticized for handling the migrant crisis, and the deployment of troops could be seen as a continuation of the Trump-era policy of militarising the border.

However, the Biden administration has maintained that the deployment is necessary to free up law enforcement and Border Patrol to deal with the expected surge of migrants.

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