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The Human Consequences of Biden’s Forthcoming Attempt to Shut Down the Border

Extensive news coverage indicates that the Biden administration will issue an executive order on Tuesday, June 4, 2024, effectively closing the border. The measure is expected to employ a trigger of 2,500 daily border encounters to prompt the closure of the border to asylum-seekers, and since average daily encounters exceed 2,500, the closure will go into effect immediately. 

IRAP issues this brief policy analysis and description of the human impact of closing the border to asylum-seekers based on IRAP’s client experiences. IRAP situates this expected order – one of the harshest steps the Biden administration has taken yet, reminiscent of Trump administration policies – in the context of numerous other recent immigration and border actions.

The resource is available here.