'Border is closed': Biden administration pushes back amid mounting crisis

Homeland Security Secretary said the administration's message to would-be border-crossers was simple: "Now is not the time to come. Do not come. The journey is dangerous"

US Immigrations, immigrants, border, us-mexico, Security
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Biden told reporters Sunday at the White House that "at some point" he would go to the border and that he knows what is going on in the border facilities

Associated Press Washington
The Biden administration is scrambling to manage a growing humanitarian and political challenge at the US-Mexico border that threatens to overshadow its ambitious legislative agenda.

With the number of migrants surging, administration officials say Biden inherited an untenable situation that resulted from what they say was President Donald Trump's undermining and weakening of the immigration system.

But as Congress pivots to immigration legislation, stories of unaccompanied minors and families trying to cross the border and seeking asylum and of overwhelmed border facilities have begun to dominate the headlines, distracting from the White House's efforts to promote the recently passed $1.9 trillion Covid-19

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First Published: Mar 23 2021 | 1:35 AM IST

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