The Biden administration's cowardly betrayal of its campaign promise to reverse the Trump-Miller agenda of turning back nonwhite immigrants at the US border who are fleeing violence and poverty in Central America is drawing justified criticism from progressive and Human Rights sources. The Guardian reports that NY Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) has called out VP Kamala Harris for telling desperate Central American migrants, many of whom are women and children, not to come to the United States. In AOC's words:

"...seeking asylum is legal. Turning back asylum seekers is illegal, dangerous & oftentimes sends them back to their deaths. Seeking asylum is a right under US and international law."

For the statements of human rights group spokespersons, also see the above cited article. What a sad about-face for the administration of a president who had promised to bring back fairness, justice and equality to an immigration system riddled with four years of Trump-Miller white supremacist bigotry.

Roger Algase
Attorney at Law