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Biden Signs Orders on Immigration, Asylum, Family Separation

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Biden Signs Orders on Immigration, Asylum, Family Separation


WASHINGTON—After a flurry of executive actions on Jan. 20, President Joe Biden signed a further three orders related to immigration Feb. 2. “I’m not making new law, I’m eliminating bad policy,” Biden said. The new orders seek to loosen the criteria for asylum, reverse the Trump administration’s public charge rule, create a task force for New Americans, develop a strategy to address “irregular migration across the southern border,” and create a task force to reunify any remaining families that were separated during the previous administration. “Biden’s strategy is centered on the basic premise that our country is safer, stronger, and more prosperous with a fair, safe and orderly immigration system that welcomes immigrants, keeps families together, and allows people—both newly arrived immigrants and people who have lived here for generations—to more fully contribute to our country,” states a fact sheet issued by the White House on Feb. 2. Family Reunification …

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