China News Service, February 22. According to a CNN report on the 21st, the Biden administration is considering taking administrative actions to limit the ability of immigrants who cross illegally to seek asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border.

According to reports, this strategy is reminiscent of the controversial immigration policies of the Trump era and is certain to cause strong opposition from immigration advocates and progressives.

File photo shows US President Biden.

Photo by China News Service reporter Chen Mengtong

  According to a report by the US political news website Politico, three people familiar with the matter revealed that the Biden administration is considering introducing a series of new administrative measures and federal regulations to curb the flow of immigrants at the southern border of the United States.

  According to reports, the plan being considered by the Biden administration would use a completely new approach to address illegal immigration, an issue that has plagued the White House since the beginning of Biden's term and could put Biden at odds with key voters.

  It's unclear how the executive actions being discussed will be implemented and how they will differ from those enacted during the Trump administration.

Sources said lawyers within the White House have been reviewing the measure.

  Biden has repeatedly claimed before that he would close the U.S.-Mexico border "immediately" if a proposed border bill passes Congress.

  According to reports, the actions the White House is considering appear to be an extension of some of the most stringent measures in the border bill that was vetoed by Republicans, and also indicate the White House's positive attitude in working to solve border security issues before Election Day.

Data map: On May 11, 2023 local time, immigrants gathered at the US-Mexico border in Tijuana, Mexico.

  Data from the U.S. House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee show that fiscal year 2023 was the worst year in history for U.S. border issues. More than 3.2 million illegal immigrants were deported or arrested, and about three-quarters occurred on the southwest border.

In December 2023 alone, a record number of more than 300,000 illegal immigrants tried to cross the US-Mexico border, and the Rio Grande River in Texas was one of the busiest locations.

  In the past few days, Texas and the federal government have been fighting over immigration issues. The Texas National Guard even had a tense confrontation with federal law enforcement officers over the removal of barbed wire fences.

In the context of the 2024 presidential election, the issue of illegal immigration has also become a "focus" for the Republican Party to violently attack Biden.

After Texas Governor Abbott, a Republican, launched a challenge to the federal government, 25 Republican governors issued a joint statement supporting Texas' "right to self-defense" and calling for the enactment of strict anti-immigration laws.