Twenty US states sue to stop Biden program to help migrants
Twenty US states controlled by Republicans have filed a lawsuit in federal court demanding a halt to the migrant assistance program.
This is reported by CBS News.
The state of Texas took the initiative, which was later joined by other states: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Idaho, Iowa, Wyoming, West Virginia, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio, Tennessee, Florida, South Carolina , Utah.
The states opposed the new measures of US President Joe Biden regarding migration policy. State officials said that before implementing this program, the Biden administration should have sought public opinion.
The program assumes that up to 30 thousand citizens of Venezuela, Haiti, Nicaragua and Cuba will be able to enter the US every month to work for two years. But on condition that there are persons in the USA who have the right to invite them. In addition, migrants also need to be screened by US law enforcement agencies.
In addition, the quota of refugees from the countries of the Western Hemisphere, who can enter the country in 2023-2024, has also been increased. As for moving to the country, up to 20,000 refugees from Latin America and the Caribbean could apply for this.
About five million migrants have crossed the southern border of the United States since the beginning of the Biden presidency in 2021, according to border officials. Almost 2.4 million people tried to enter the US last year, up from 450,000 two years earlier.
American experts believe that against the background of the inconsistent policy of the Democrats regarding migration legislation, the crisis on the southern border of the United States may worsen. According to them, Democrats consider illegal immigrants as future voters of the Democratic Party.
Recently, Donald Trump peculiarly congratulated Biden on half his term. Trump said that the American treasury is suffering from reckless economic policies, trillions are being spent on madness, and America is open to migrants.