Receive this newsletter in your inbox!

American Culture

January 28, 2021

Biden’s Backward Immigration Orders 👎

Biden’s Backward Immigration Orders 👎

In one week, Joe Biden has moved immigration in the wrong direction, and more bad news is on the way. So far, he’s signed at least six executive orders on immigration, none of which strengthen the rule of law or secure our borders.

A federal judge has already blocked one of Biden’s worst orders. The administration tried to ban deportations of anyone who came to America before November 1 — including some immigrants with violent felony convictions. The judge made clear that Biden’s order probably violates federal law

And now Biden is set to go back to a broken asylum system. But we’ve already seen what happens: Asylum seekers are allowed to live and work in the U.S. while their applications are being decided. Many of these requests are eventually rejected, and the process takes years. Such broken policies encourage even more illegal immigration.

This isn’t immigration reform, it’s an immigration reversal, and it will take the country backward on national security and the rule of law.

→ Read more: What will Biden’s immigration overhaul mean for national security? (Fox News)

→ Read more: U.S. judge blocks deportation freeze in swift setback for Biden (Reuters)

How To Hurt Human Rights ❌

Will Joe Biden put America back in the UN Human Rights Council? Not if he cares about human rights, as Ambassador Haley has made clear

Amb. Haley led the charge to withdraw the U.S. from the Human Rights Council in 2018. That was the right decision. The Council’s members include Cuba, Russia, and China — a country that’s guilty of genocide

If Joe Biden rejoins the Council, he’ll give unfree nations a free pass to keep oppressing their people. That’s no way to advance the cause of human rights.

→ Read more: Nikki Haley: If Biden rejoins Human Rights Council ‘it will fly in the face of our fight for human rights’ (The Hill)

→ Read more: Biden restores aid to Palestinians, reversing Trump policy (NPR)