Washington (apro). – The government of United States President Joe Biden announced that the priority in processing asylum seekers would be the longest-lived petitioners on the waiting list, starting next Friday the 19th. And those located in Matamoros, Tamulipas.
In the press conference call, Roberta Jacobson, the special adviser to President Biden and coordinator of the State Department’s southern border, said that as part of this new migration strategy, the most urgent matters would be addressed first.
We should focus with the government of Mexico in refugee camps with more difficult conditions, with the refugee camp in Matamoros as a priority, the former United States ambassador emphasized.
Jacobson clarified that, in the case of the refugee camp in Matamoros, the goal is to offer immediate humanitarian services to migrants, which he insisted on – it can take weeks or months to ensure that no new people arrive in those camps .
The Biden government informed the US Federal Congress this week that it would begin reviewing the case of 25,000 migrants – mostly Central American – seeking asylum and being excluded by protocols for the preservation of last presidential migrants.
It is about taking action against migrants seeking refuge, and inaugurating a new phase to create a safe, orderly and humane immigration system, highlighting the contrast to these actions by former President Donald Trump.
With protocols for the protection of migrants, the Trump Presidency turned down petitioners the opportunity to enter the United States, forcing them to respond to their request to the Mexican government while they would have received a response to their request Is, which may take months or even years.
The Biden government official pointed out that under the new migration phase on asylum, petitioners would be able to do so without putting themselves at risk in a forced migration, as they would no longer have to move from where they had to receive a response.
He said, and until they were appointed, they could contact the border crossing, Jacobson said, adding that they would like to see the government of Mexico, international and non-governmental organizations, and the local and state governments of the United States Will cooperate with .
Do not listen to the smugglers and criminals that the border is open because it is not, warning the former ambassador in Mexico, who had already announced that those in the United States illegally tried to enter their country through the southern border He will be arrested. .
In order to create a safe, orderly and humane process, in the next few days the Biden government will state the address of an internet page so that asylum seekers can process their application from where they are in their country of origin.
Through this web page they can check the status of their cases and get an appointment on the US border if their request is accepted for review. In parallel, a free telephone line will be created for those who do not have a computer or Internet service.
For the thousands of refugees trapped in the Migrant Protection Protocol, Jacobson asked to be patient, and insisted that the first to be treated would be those with the longest time on the waiting list and those at the refugee centers in Matamoros.