The primary group of asylum seekers compelled to attend in Mexico by a earlier administrator have been allowed to enter the US

The first contributions were a collaboration between the Biden administration, the UN refugee agency and non-profit organizations. NBC News reported that asylum seekers after being tested for COVID-19 were taken to hotels provided for accommodation by the San Diego Rapid Response Network. From there, they can eventually travel to live with relatives or friends who are already here while they pursue their asylum cases (almost all asylum seekers show up for their court dates, contrary to the claims of loudmouths against immigrants).

The CEO of Jewish Family Service, an organization that is part of the San Diego Rapid Response Network told CBS News that With a mix of private and public funding, they can provide families with diapers and bus tickets to their final destinations. “Most come by with very little money and very few possessions.” Michael Hopkins said in the report.

Until last weekend, only small groups of asylum seekers currently enrolled in Remain, Mexico were only allowed to cross one port of entry in San Diego. However, the AP reports that the Biden government will allow some asylum seekers currently enlisted on the policy to enter the US via Texas Crossings this week, Brownsville starting Monday and El Paso starting Friday.


We have just arrived in San Ysidro, the port of entry between San Diego and Tijuana. As asylum seekers testify that they finally have to travel to the USA after waiting for years in the MPP program in Mexico.

Look forward to seeing this long-awaited moment firsthand.

– Nanette D. Barragán (@RepBarragan) February 22, 2021

“Authorities can process up to 300 a day at the San Diego border crossing, but Hopkins said it was not known when they will change the target from 25 a day,” the AP reported. To like We already noticed that time is of the essence: many of these asylum seekers who have been forced to wait for their US court dates in a dirty camp on the mexican side of the border, where they experienced a grueling winter storm.

Among the almost 900 people are Enda Marisol Rivera and her 10-year-old son, also from El Salvador. After their tent’s propane stove froze, the AP reported that the two had tried to stay warm under piles of blankets. “Despite the added distress from the Arctic explosion that struck Texas and northern Mexico, Rivera was in good spirits and was watching the news closely.” She hopes her family will be among those selected to enter the United States soon. She has relatives in LA which means she will have to live somewhere while battling her case. All she needs is to hear her name called out soon.

“We have faith in God who we are let into,” she said in the report. “We’ve already spent enough time here.”

As proponents celebrate the current attendees’ entries, they voiced their concerns about the thousands of former attendees who have been completely blocked by the previous government. “It held up naturally [people] in danger of forcing them to give up ”. Immigrant Defenders Law Center Managing Director and immigration attorney Lindsay Toczylowski said to New Republic. Proponents also expressed concern about disruption to the registry, where families sign up to be removed from the program. However, over the weekend, they stated that troubleshooting efforts were being made.


The bus with 25 MPP migrants has arrived on the Tijuana side of the border. Excited and proud to welcome you to the United States today.

– Nanette D. Barragán (@RepBarragan) February 22, 2021

“These Trump-era policies were a humanitarian catastrophe that deprived thousands of asylum seekers of meaningful asylum seekers while also forcing them to endure dangerous conditions in Mexico, where they have been the target of kidnapping, rape and other abuse “said American Civil Liberties Union attorney Judy Rabinovitz,” said. The group was among the organizations that successfully sued the previous administration over the policy. “

“The action of the Biden government is a welcome beginning to end this inhumanity, but it must be done quickly to remedy the life-threatening situation for all concerned.” Rabinovitz continued. “That means they can safely pursue their cases in the US with no further trauma, incarceration or delay.”

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