Joe Biden Calls Chinese Communist Party Leader Xi Jinping

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on immigration in the Oval Office of the White House Tuesday Feb. 2 2021 in Washington

It was the latest move by Biden to end the immigration policies implemented during the administration of former President Donald Trump.

President Joe Biden's administration declined to publicly identify the three crossings out of fear it may encourage a rush of people, but US Representative Henry Cuellar, a Texas Democrat, said officials told him that they are Brownsville and El Paso in Texas, and San Diego's San Ysidro crossing.

The agency said, "Beginning on February 19, the Department of Homeland Security will begin phase one of a program to restore safe and orderly processing at the southwest border".

At least 70,000 asylum-seekers have been returned to Mexico, as part of that policy, from January 2019 when the program began, and until December 2020, according to the non-governmental organization, the American Immigration Board.

It said there are approximately 25,000 active cases still.

Tens of thousands of non-Mexican asylum seekers, a lot of them from Central America, were returned under the program to the borders awaiting a study of their asylum applications, which caused a humanitarian crisis in the region exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The White House said Biden remained committed to working with China as long as it served American interests.

"The confrontation between China and the United States will be a disaster for both sides and the world", said leader of the People's Republic of China, Xi Jinping.

President Joe Biden's team asked a U.S. court Thursday to suspend litigation connected to former president Donald Trump's proposed ban on WeChat.

"We continue to convey that this is not the time to come [to the United States]".

On the day Biden was inaugurated, the DHS announced the suspension of new registrations in the "Remain in Mexico" programme and asked all those enrolled to stay where they are while waiting to be informed about their cases.

He called on US-based immigrants to avoid attempts to cross the US-Mexican border illegally, and now there is a new US administration. And he'll speak about the need for industrialized nations to ensure their economic recovery "is inclusive and benefits all workers, including women and members of historically disadvantaged groups", the White House said in a statement Sunday.



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