The Onion’s customary accuracy

Despite both the Supreme Court and the Biden administration ordering the removal of razor wire along the U.S.-Mexico border, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has pledged to continue installing it. The Onion asked Texans why they support the controversial deterrent, and this is what they said.

Welcome news

If only the administration would recognize the right of people who arrive at the border (or who enter illegally) to apply for asylum.

The Biden administration is considering raising the number of refugees who could be admitted to the United States next year, according to a source familiar with the discussions, as the program ramps up and is on track to meet higher admissions.

Immigration is key to Biden’s green agenda

Politico: “President Joe Biden’s plan for greening the economy relies on a simple pitch: It will create good-paying jobs for Americans.

“The problem is there might not be enough Americans to fill them. That reality is pressuring the Biden administration to wrestle with the nation’s immigration system to avoid squandering its biggest legislative achievements.”

Congress has directed a record amount of money at boosting green jobs the U.S. workforce currently doesn?t appear equipped to fill.

What a novel idea!

“If Title 42 is lifted, Border Patrol will return to using immigration law to determine whether immigrants at the border can enter the U.S.”

Following the law on immigration (or just about anything else) was anathema to the prior administration. Unfortunately, the judicial activists on the Supreme Court are keeping Title 42 in place.

Border towns around the United States are seeing an increase in immigrants trying to enter the country. Images have capt

Human costs? Well, duh!

“The U.S. advocacy group Human Rights First has compiled more than 10,000 reports of attacks, kidnappings and murders against migrants stranded in Mexico since President Biden took office in January 2021. The U.S. expels some migrants to Mexican states that Americans are advised to avoid visiting because of widespread crime and kidnappings. …

“Title 42 blocks migrants from seeking asylum [in direct violation of 8 U.S.C. 1158(a)(1)] …

“Despite its stated public health justification, the CDC order authorizing the expulsions was signed over the objection of top experts at the agency who did not believe the policy was justified.”

CBP Commissioner Chris Magnus told CBS News the Trump-era border policy is also fueling repeat crossings by migrants, exacerbating operational challenges.

A step in the right direction

According to the latest visa bulletin, some people (married children of US citizens or F3) have been in the queue since 1997. And some of the employment-based categories for some countries (India and China) are backed up ten years. What business can wait ten years for a new hire to be ready to start work?

House lawmakers advanced a proposal Friday that would salvage unused green cards from the past three decades and make them available to immigrants stuck in long backlogs.