President Joe Biden decided to keep one of Donald Trump’s key policies in place rather than let it expire.
According to Breitbart News, “Biden’s administration has extended a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) order that has served as a vital border control over the last year, allowing federal immigration officials to quickly return certain border crossers to Mexico for the sake of public health.”
Per the CDC:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued an order under Sections 362 and 365 of the Public Health Service Act, and associated implementing regulations, that temporarily suspends the introduction of certain noncitizens based on the Director’s determination that introduction of such noncitizens, regardless of their country of origin, migrating through Canada and Mexico into the United States creates a serious danger of the introduction of COVID-19 into the United States, and the danger is so increased by the introduction of such noncitizens that a temporary suspension is necessary to protect the public health. Unaccompanied noncitizen children, already excepted under a July 16, 2021 order, remain excepted from the order’s coverage.
This order was issued on August 2, 2021 and shall remain in effect until the CDC Director determines that the danger of further introduction of COVID-19 into the United States from covered noncitizens has ceased to be a serious danger to the public health, and the Order is no longer necessary to protect the public health. The order replaces the October 13, 2020 order previously issued under this authority.
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