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New Illegal Immigration Records Under Biden: Understanding the Causes and Potential Solutions

As President Biden takes office, the United States continues to set new records for illegal immigration. According to recent data from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the number of migrants apprehended at the border in January 2021 exceeded 78,000, marking the highest monthly total since March 2001. This sharp increase in illegal immigration has led to a crisis at the southern border, with overcrowded facilities and long wait times for asylum seekers.

There are several factors contributing to this surge in illegal immigration. One of the main drivers is the ongoing economic and political instability in Central America. Many migrants are fleeing poverty, violence, and political corruption in countries like Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador. Additionally, the coronavirus pandemic has made it even more difficult for people in these countries to make a living, leading many to seek a better life in the United States.

Another important factor is the perception that the U.S. immigration system has become more lenient under the Biden administration. Some migrants may believe that they will have a better chance of being allowed to stay in the United States if they can make it to the border. Furthermore, the rumors that are being spread by smugglers in these countries encouraging them to get in now while the administration is more open or something, further increases the rush to cross.

It’s important to mention that this is not just a problem that can be solved by sealing the border or implementing strict enforcement policies. Rather, a comprehensive approach is needed that addresses the root causes of illegal immigration in Central America and that provide economic and political stability to these countries. This would include addressing poverty, improving access to education and healthcare, strengthening democracy and the rule of law, and providing more aid to these countries to help them improve their economies.

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Additionally, a clear legal process for asylum seekers is also important. Instead of just detaining them and sending them back, it should be considered the situation of each individual and properly provide fair ways for them to stay in the US or not. While this will not completely stop illegal immigration, it would at least provide a legal and safe way for people who are truly in need of asylum.

In short, the recent surge in illegal immigration under President Biden is a complex issue with multiple causes. Addressing the root causes of this crisis and providing a clear legal process for asylum seekers, while also addressing the economic and political instability in Central America, will be critical in finding a lasting solution.


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