Are U.S. & Mexican Officials Partnering Well on Migration?
Immigration attorney Leon Fresco shared his thoughts on how well officials are partnering to handle migration at the U.S.-Mexico border in a Featured Q&A published by The Dialogue in Latin America Advisor. In the article, Mr. Fresco largely attributes the decrease of migrants being found at the border to the Biden Administration's efforts to create multiple pathways for legal entry into the United States and introducing consequences like asylum restrictions on people who enter the country illegally.
“With legal pathways for entry into the United States… people seeking entry no longer have to take matters into their own hands and resort to entering illegally,” Mr. Fresco stated. “By the same token, by introducing consequences such as asylum restrictions on those who enter illegally, the administration has finally and successfully shifted the calculus of those who previously entered illegally into the United States to achieve a system that incentivizes following the rules,” he later explained.