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Expert: No Quick Fix for Border, Asylum Problems

September 17, 2023 (1 min read)

Maria Ramirez Uribe, PolitiFact, Sept. 15, 2023

"Cities across the U.S., such as Chicago, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles, have received thousands of migrants in the past year. Those places’ leaders say feeding and providing shelter to migrants is straining local government resources substantially. New York, Illinois and Massachusetts state and city leaders are urging the federal government to change policies and allocate additional funding to support the rising number of asylum seekers. ... Immigration across the U.S. southern border has reached historic highs during the Biden administration. Stephen Yale-Loehr, a Cornell University immigration law professor, says a migration increase is occurring worldwide "for a variety of reasons, whether it's civil war, or climate change, or persecution or failed states." ... Yale-Loehr, the Cornell University immigration law professor, said he doesn’t foresee a quick or easy solution. "It's a complex problem, and we need a whole of government approach to try to figure this out." Yale-Loehr said."