As Biden suggested
he is satisfied with Congress allocating just $600 stimulus checks for each American out of a $900 billion coronavirus relief package, his advisers said he will push to fund better housing and coronavirus tests for foreign nationals in Mexico.
Biden said, “Congress did its job this week” in reference to the Democrat-controlled House and Republican-controlled Senate passing the package. President Trump, on the other hand, has
demanded the package be reworked to include $2,000 stimulus checks for each American.
On a call with reporters this week, Biden transition team officials said, “they plan on providing funding to improve shelter and humanitarian assistance to immigrants waiting in northern Mexico, as well as provide COVID-19 testing to ensure people presenting at POE have a negative test before being processed,” according to a Buzzfeed News
report. The move, as noted by Center for Immigration Studies Director of Policy Jessica Vaughan, would mean that foreign nationals who have yet to prove their asylum case in U.S. hearings would be provided with American taxpayer-funded aid.
Already, Biden’s advisers
have vowed to dismantle Trump’s legal wall at the U.S.-Mexico border that has helped reduce illegal immigration, end the Catch and Release program, and drastically cut asylum fraud.
The Biden policy, which will eventually include ending Trump’s Remain in Mexico program, will eliminate U.S. asylum agreements with Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador and instead invite migrants to make asylum claims at the southern border.