Citizenship/Immigration

Biden’s Balancing Act: New Asylum Rules Aim to Straddle Both Sides

Biden's Balancing Act: New Asylum Rules Aim to Straddle Both Sides

Biden’s administration is trying to find a balance between the two views by implementing new asylum rules that target the complicated issue of immigration. The changes that have been suggested are meant to make the asylum process more efficient.  

However, the opponents claim that they are not enough to tackle the problem of migration at the source. On the other hand, the Biden administration is being pushed by society to fulfill its commitment to a more humane immigration policy.  

The rules suggested by the president comprise the extension of the asylum seeker eligibility and the provision of more assistance to those who are escaping persecution. The shift in policy is in sync with Biden’s campaign promises to undo the restrictive policies of the past administration and to establish a more humane system.  

Nevertheless, the administration is also in the middle of a storm of criticism from conservatives who say that the proposed changes will attract more migrants to the United States. The opponents of the new rules are afraid that they will aggravate the existing problems at the border and push the resources into a crisis.  

This tension indicates that the administration must deal with two opposing issues at the same time, i.e. to address the humanitarian issues and manage the practical issues of migration. No matter what, the Biden administration will implement these new asylum rules, and at the same time, the immigration policy in the United States will still be debated by more and more people. The result of this tightrope walking will not only influence the future of asylum seekers but also have wider consequences for the country’s immigration system. 

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Nilanjana Basu
Nilanjana is a lawyer with a flair for writing. She has a certification in American Laws from Penn Law (Pennsylvania University). Along with this, she has been known to write legal articles that allow the audience to know about American laws and regulations at ease.

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