The USA on Friday resumed fast-track deportation flights for migrant households that just lately arrived on the US-Mexico border, amid a pointy enhance within the variety of migrants on the southern border.
The Division of Homeland Safety mentioned in an announcement the flights would transport Guatemalan, Honduran and Salvadoran migrant households, who couldn’t be instantly expelled below a coronavirus-related public well being coverage and didn’t have a authorized foundation to remain within the nation.
“We’re making clear that those that don’t qualify to stay in america can be promptly eliminated,” the assertion mentioned.
Migrant crossings usually taper off within the scorching summer time months, however arrests on the southern border rose in June to the very best stage since April 2000. The tally in July is anticipated to be comparable and even greater, in accordance with two border patrol officers who spoke on the situation of anonymity.
Immigration, and notably the arrival of asylum seekers on the US southern border, has been a hot-button problem for many years. A number of makes an attempt to reform US legal guidelines and create a pathway to citizenship for the thousands and thousands of immigrants residing within the nation illegally have failed in Congress.