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Top border official says U.S. strives for “fair and equitable” processing of migrants amid criticism of unequal treatment
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Top border official says U.S. strives for “fair and equitable” processing of migrants amid criticism of unequal treatment

The Biden administration is striving to create a "fair and equitable" system for asylum-seekers, the top U.S. Customs and Border Protection official said in response to criticism that his agency has allowed some groups, such as Ukrainians, to enter the country with relative ease, while quickly expelling other migrants.During an interview with CBS News Thursday, CBP Commissioner Chris Magnus was asked why his agency had not created a process similar to one used to admit 22,000 Ukrainian refugees along the southern border this spring for asylum-seekers from Central America, many of whom face rapid expulsion from the U.S."Our goal certainly is to be able to process all vulnerable populations in a fair and equitable way," Magnus responded. "I think this is something that we're going...