President Joe Biden is heading to his beach home in Rehoboth, Delaware, as asylum officers on the southern border are forced to work both Saturday and Sunday to deal with an influx of migrants following the expiration of Title 42.
On Friday (May 12), White House Press Secretary Karine Jean Pierre announced the President’s itinerary for the weekend, revealing he would deliver the commencement address at Howard University in Washington, D.C., on Saturday morning before traveling to Rehoboth Beach “where he and the First Lady will remain over the weekend.”
The revelation came after reports surfaced that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) forced asylum officials to work over the weekend to deal with a surge of migrants seeking asylum at the U.S. southern border.
According to a Fox News Digital Report, Ted Kim, the Associate Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’s Refugee, Asylum and International Operations (RAIO), sent a DHS memo on Friday (May 12) saying employees had been informed on Thursday that they must work at least one day this weekend — the agency took it a step further by Friday.
Kim explained “Developments emerging over the course of the day” clarified that more resources were necessary, asserting that the agency had to “increase the number of staff available on Saturday and Sunday” to meet the demand.
He declared that “all Asylum Division employees, with limited exception,” would have to work on Saturday and Sunday “to ensure full operational readiness.”
The memo explains that only those who do not directly support the “credible fear” process — a process that requires migrants seeking asylum to show they have a credible fear of returning to their home country — would be exempt from the order.