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Biden Plans to Roll Back Trump’s Refugee, Asylum Crackdowns

  • President will issue three executive orders on Tuesday
  • Orders will focus on asylum and separated migrant families
Despite Trump Executive Order, Over 2300 Migrant Children Still Held In Cam

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President Joe Biden will sign a trio of executive orders on Tuesday to reverse Donald Trump’s crackdown on asylum seekers and refugees, continuing his push to loosen his predecessor’s strict immigration policies.

Biden will direct the Department of Homeland Security to conduct a broad review of asylum programs that were targeted by the Trump administration, asking his administration to rescind proclamations, rules, and guidance documents intended to curb the entry of migrants seeking humanitarian protection in the U.S.