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Frustration, dismay over Biden admin's asylum stance coming from inside the house, too, report says

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24.09.2021

Advocates and legislators alike have been angered and devastated over the mistreatment and deportation of Haitian asylum-seekers and migrants at the U.S. southern border. “Asylum is and always will be a human right,” Ohio Rep. Joyce Beatty said earlier this week. That frustration is apparently bubbling over within the Biden administration, as well. BuzzFeed News reports several officials with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) similarly describe feeling “despair” over the administration’s current trajectory on immigration, and some are even contemplating resignation.

“They are almost exclusively focused on detention, deterrence, and generally treating asylum-seekers with as much violence and inhumanity as the prior administration,” one unnamed official told BuzzFeed News. “Honestly, I don’t know how much longer I can stay at DHS if this continues. I stayed because I believed Joe Biden and Kamala Harris when they promised to build it back better.”

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