(Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden on Tuesday ordered a review of asylum processing and the legal immigration system, part of a major effort to reverse many of the restrictive policies put in place by former President Donald Trump.
Here’s what Biden has done so far to roll back Trump’s policies since taking office on Jan. 20:
ASYLUM AND REGIONAL MIGRATION
Biden on Tuesday issued three executive orders dealing with asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border, legal immigration and reunifying families.
The asylum-focused order mandated 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.
The Biden administration has stopped adding people to the program but it has not yet outlined how it will process the claims of those already enrolled.
Biden’s executive order on legal immigration called for a review of a Trump-era rule that made it harder for poorer immigrants to obtain permanent residency in…
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