President’s migrant move sparks right-wing backlash

The American president’s decision to reopen the US-Mexico border to unaccompanied minors has been greeted with fury by Republicans

Joe Biden: the US president poorly managed his striking-down of Title 42 Picture: Getty

Joe Biden’s brief period of unassailability may be drawing to a close. Republicans have seized on what they predict will be political kryptonite for the new US president: his decision to reopen the US border to unaccompanied minors and a limited number of asylum seekers.

Biden has ended the application of Title 42 to unaccompanied minors seeking asylum in the US. This is a Donald Trump initiative, introduced last year, that provided for the immediate ...