The Biden administration is rolling out tougher laws for people illegally crossing the U.S. border as the government braces for a wave of migrant crossings.

Officials acknowledged that the border patrol faces an uphill battle with growing asylum claims as Title 42 sunsets.

“It’s going to be chaotic for a while,” President Joe Biden said on Tuesday.

Title 42 was a Trump-era immigration order that immediately sent migrants back to their countries of origin instead of hearing asylum claims – the executive action held up in courts as a pandemic-era public safety response.


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The program officially ended on Friday.

U.S. border officers reported more than 10,000 migrants crossing the border. The deluge of people was more than the federal government expected.

The administration is looking to dissuade migrants from attempting to cross the border.

The new rules make migrants ineligible for asylum claims unless they’ve sought refuge in other countries they have passed through. The administration allowed a carveout for individuals who get a border appointment through the CBP One app.

The administration sent 1,500 active-duty troops to the border last week. The troops are on a 90-day deployment to aid the 2,500 National Guard members already at the border. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said the move was necessary because of “an anticipated increase in migration.”

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