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BIDEN TO ISSUE EXECUTIVE ORDERS ON ASYLUM, LEGAL IMMIGRATION, SEPARATED FAMILIES

02/02/21
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BIDEN ON TUESDAY WILL ALSO CREATE A TASK FORCE TO REUNITE MIGRANT FAMILIES WHO WERE SEPARATED AT THE U.S.-MEXICO BORDER BY TRUMPS 2018 ZERO TOLERANCE BORDER STRATEGY, THE OFFICIALS SAID ON A CALL WITH REPORTERS. OVERALL, BIDEN WILL ISSUE THREE EXECUTIVE ORDERS DEALING WITH REGIONAL MIGRATION, LEGAL IMMIGRATION AND REUNIFYING FAMILIES, THE OFFICIALS SAID. AS PART OF THE ACTIONS, HE WILL CALL FOR A REVIEW OF A TRUMP-ERA RULE THAT MADE IT HARDER FOR POORER IMMIGRANTS TO OBTAIN PERMANENT RESIDENCY IN THE UNITED STATES. HE WILL ALSO MANDATE A REVIEW OF THE MIGRANT PROTECTION PROTOCOLS (MPP), A CONTROVERSIAL PROGRAM THAT PUSHED 65,000 ASYLUM SEEKERS BACK TO MEXICO TO WAIT FOR U.S. COURT HEARINGS.

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