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Biden wants to speed up backlog of migrant asylum seekers in blue cities as Dem pressure builds

May 21, 2024

Via: Fox News

The Biden administration is moving to resolve asylum cases more quickly in five major U.S. cities — as it continues to face heat from mayors and local officials over the effects of the ongoing crisis at the southern border.

The Departments of Justice and Homeland Security announced a “Recent Arrivals (RA) Docket process” which it says will allow them to resolve cases of illegal immigrant single adults more quickly.

The administration said in a statement that it will allow it to more swiftly deport those without valid asylum claims, or to grant relief and protection to those who do. Currently, the wait time for asylum cases can be up to seven years, due to the enormous backlog for the immigration courts. That backlog has skyrocketed in recent years.

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