The Biden team has issued a statement in response to the news that a massive caravan of an estimated 9,000 Honduran migrants have already crossed into Guatemala and are on their way to the U.S. border.
Throughout his presidential campaign, Joe Biden vowed that on his first day in office, he will announce legislation that will provide a pathway to citizenship for the millions of illegal aliens in the United States.
Friday morning at about 4:00 a.m. local time, thousands of Hondurans set out on their journey to the American border – just five days before Biden’s inauguration. By Friday night, and into Saturday, the mobs of several thousand at a time broke through checkpoints, shoving local police and military aside, as they stampeded on through past the border into Guatemala, on their way to the United States.
The migrants are reportedly “fleeing food-scarce regions devastated by two hurricanes, drought and economic hardship,” and they “pushed past Guatemalan authorities and entered Guatemala without showing documentation or negative COVID screenings.”
Sunday evening the incoming Biden administration had a message for the thousands of migrants heading northward: “Don’t come now.”
NBC reported: A senior Biden transition team official said the perception that the Biden administration will be able to allow all arriving asylum seekers to enter the U.S. to make their claim on day one is false.
“The situation at the border isn’t going to be transformed overnight,” the transition official told NBC News in an exclusive interview.
But the official declined to say when asylum seekers might be able to come to the U.S. and whether they will be detained as they await a court hearing.
Other points made by the senior Biden transition official on Sunday, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, include the following:
- It will be first come, first serve. The migrants already waiting at the border, “along with other vulnerable populations,” will be first in line for processing and entry.
- New asylum seekers coming during the first few weeks of the Biden administration “need to understand they’re not going to be able to come into the United States immediately.”
- The Biden administration’s new immigration legislation is intended for undocumented immigrants already living in the U.S., and not new arrivals.
- Biden’s plan does intend to end President Trump’s policy that required asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico, but says it will not happen as soon as Biden takes office.
- The thousands headed toward the U.S. border “will not find when they get to the U.S. border that from Tuesday to Wednesday, things have changed overnight and ports are all open and they can come into the United States.”
The Biden official declared, “There’s help on the way, but now is not the time to make the journey.”
The official added that Biden intends “to set up a way to safely process migrants at the border and allow asylum seekers to make their claims,” but it will happen “over time.”
Below is a sampling of the videos shared on social media, as the thousands of migrants make their way northward:
Mexico is strengthening its border with Guatemala as a migrant caravan heads to the United States from Honduras. pic.twitter.com/vRExbXj5vd
— The Hill (@thehill) January 15, 2021
Both Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were among the Democrat candidates who raised their hand during a Democrat primary debate in June 27, 2019 to say their government healthcare plan would include undocumented immigrations.
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