The lead Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), is asking the Biden Administration about its plans to restart the controversial program under which children from three Central American countries could be considered for refugee resettlement or parole in the US.
President Trump ended the program in 2017.
Grassley has written a letter to Secretary of State Tony Blinken and Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas. In it, he asks for details on the number of people approved as refugees or paroled into the U.S. under the earlier version of the program.
The Southern border with Mexico is currently suffering a crisis, with recent records being set for illegal immigration.
Border officials say drug trafficking and human trafficking are also reaching peaks.
I’m worried that this effort is going to be somehow passed off as an effort to address the number of migrants at the southern border when it does nothing to stem the flow or address the crisis created by this administration.Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa)