Thursday, 25 February, 2021

Joe Biden to speak at virtual meeting of world's major economies

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on immigration in the Oval Office of the White House Tuesday Feb. 2 2021 in Washington Biden to Focus on Coronavirus Challenges During Upcoming G7 Meeting
Sandy Nunez | 15 February, 2021, 12:23

"President Biden will also discuss the need to make investments to strengthen our collective competitiveness and the importance of updating global rules to tackle economic challenges such as those posed by China", the White House said.

It saw tens of thousands of non-Mexican asylum seekers - mostly from Central America - sent back over the border pending the outcome of their asylum applications, creating a humanitarian crisis in the area, exacerbated by the pandemic.

The agency said, "Beginning on February 19, the Department of Homeland Security will begin phase one of a program to restore safe and orderly processing at the southwest border".

An agreement with the Mexican government has allowed the USA border officials to send back more than 70,000 migrants to Mexico, according to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University's analysis.

"Almost everyone has built parts of their wall, and now President Biden has decided not to build a wall on the border anymore".

The Biden administration estimated that some 25,000 migrants enrolled in the MPP continue to have active cases.

Recently, President Biden reunited the country with the WHO and Paris Climate accord which Trump largely sneered at along with several other multinational programs or organizations.

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On the day of Biden's inauguration, the Department of Homeland Security announced the suspension of new applications for the "Stay in Mexico" program and asked all those who submitted applications to stay in their places while awaiting notification of developments related to it.

Washington said Friday that those waiting "should not approach the border until instructed to do so". "Therefore, it is a historic act", Obrador said, according to Voice of America (VOA).

The White House said Biden remained committed to working with China as long as it served American interests.

Immigrants in Mexico welcomed the policy change in Washington. "We are grateful to the president for making that decision and for helping Central America", said this man, who has lived in Ciudad Juarez for almost two years.

Speaking about Xinping, Biden said: "He's very tough".

"Life is very hard in Central America and we are grateful to the president for making that decision and helping Central America", said Madrid, who has been in Ciudad Juarez for almost two years.