President Joe Biden has earlier warned undocumented migrants to stay away from the US border while opening border to limited legal arrivals from four developing countries.
Under his new plan, The president said a controversial rule called Title 42 would be expanded to allow border guards to immediately turn away more would-be migrants if they arrive by land.
Do not just show up at the border,” Biden warned while addressing Americans from the White House.
The president also said fixing the system requires Congress to legislate and increase the funding for the border and immigration infrastructure.
He also said up to 30,000 qualified migrants will be allowed into the country each month from Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua and Venezuela.