The White House promised to raise the refugee cap following outcry over its decision to keep a Trump-era limit in place.
Democratic aides are accusing Biden of prolonging Trump’s cruel refugee policies due to fears about “optics.”
The project, which involves drones and surveillance towers, clashes with Biden’s sunny rhetoric on immigration.
The White House has not yet asked Congress to revoke the project’s funding as of this week.
Activists say Biden must reverse decades of U.S. foreign policy in Central America in order to stop the exodus.
Biden’s plan promotes an old economic development model that has long benefited U.S. corporations.
Decades of military intervention in Central America have contributed to the ongoing humanitarian crisis at the border.
Still, advocates say Biden must fundamentally change how agencies process unaccompanied kids on the border.
“What is happening at the southern border is shameful,” says Luz Lopez, a lawyer with the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Nothing currently ensures that an immigrant newly granted temporary protected status will have a path to citizenship.