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New US border measures ‘not in line with international standards’, alerts UNHCR

Along with considering the well-being of countless numbers already on the move from Latina and Central America, the agency raised its worry over the expansion of the questionable COVID pandemic emergency “Title 42” health restrictions purchase, to expel Cubans, Haitians, and Nicaraguans without weighing the dangers they were fleeing or the risks and hardships many of them will face in South america. But President Biden furthermore said that up to 30, 1000 people per month from Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua and Venezuela could come legally, if they meet a series of requirements, which includes finding a sponsor and show they are able to afford a airplane ticket.   UNHCR had made continuous calls for it to be raised, and the issue has triggered a major court battle in america, with the Supreme Court ruling at the end of December that the plan allowing migrants to be converted away at the border on health grounds, should stay for now.

More exam time needed

Based on reports, the reforms would refuse migrants the chance to seek asylum in the US if they crossed through Mexico into the US with no permission.   Looking for asylum is a fundamental human right, the agency anxious. “What we are reiterating is that this is not in line with asylum law standards and that to determine a link between safe plus legal pathways which have been announced and of course we welcome the particular expansion of those on one aspect that are accessible for some people with curtailment for the right to seek asylum for many more who are ineligible for these pathways”, stated Mr. Cheshirkov.   Because of the “multi-faceted” nature of the Administration’s announcement, UNHCR is looking for additional details and analyzing the likely impact from the measures, said Mr. Cheshirkov, which would enable an “unprecedented number of people” from the 4 nationalities to enter.

Safer pathways

UNHCR will continue to build relationships the US and other Governments, to expand safe pathways and develop protection and solutions for asylum seekers – in line with international standards, the Spokesperson said. UNHCR spokesperson Boris Cheshirkov told journalists in Geneva that while the UN agency welcomed the expanded safe and regular paths for entry to the US for some, the new measures “must not preclude people forced to flee from exercising their particular fundamental human right to look for safety”.


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