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‘No end in sight’: Inside the Biden administration’s failure to contain the border surge

March 22, 2021
Ashley Parker, Nick Miroff, Sean Sullivan, Tyler Pager | The Washington Post
Shortly before Christmas last year, Susan Rice and Jake Sullivan, two top advisers to President-elect Joe Biden, sat for an interview with EFE, a Spanish wire service, to issue a stark warning to migrants considering journeying north to the nation’s southern border: Don’t come now — but help is on the way.
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Border crisis stymies Congress as GOP bashes Biden and Democrats spar internally over immigration strategy

March 17, 2021
Manu Raju, Lauren Fox | CNN
The migrant crisis roiling the United States has made the complicated politics in Congress over immigration even dicier, with Democrats at sharp odds over how to proceed and Republicans pushing for far stricter measures than the White House would likely accept.
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Biden has options for the border. They’re just politically painful.

March 15, 2021
Anita Kumar | POLITICO
President Joe Biden has a plan to tackle the rush of migrants at the southern border. But the White House knows implementing it will be political torture, sparking anger from left, told-ya-sos from the right, and endangering any slim hope for immigration reform.
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Biden yet to act on overturning some Trump immigration policies

March 10, 2021
Anita Kumar | POLITICO
Since he took office, President Joe Biden has sworn to overhaul draconian Trump-era policies, crafting a kinder, gentler immigration system where everyone — from refugees to asylees to students to billionaire CEOs — is welcome.
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Biden Faces Challenge From Surge of Migrants at the Border

March 9, 2021
Michael Shear, Zolan Kanno-Youngs | The New York Times
Thousands of migrant children are backed up in United States detention facilities along the border with Mexico, part of a surge of immigration from Central Americans fleeing poverty and violence that could overwhelm President Biden’s attempt to create a more humane approach to those seeking entry into the country.
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Biden administration will let migrant families separated under Trump reunite inside U.S.

March 2, 2021
Geoff Bennett, Jacob Soboroff, Julia Ainsley | NBC News
The Biden administration's task force for reuniting migrant families separated by the Trump administration will give separated families the option to be reunified in the U.S. or their countries of origin, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said Monday.
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Biden issues new immigration orders, while signaling cautious approach

February 3, 2021
Seung Min Kim, Nick Miroff, Maria Sacchetti | The Washington Post
President Biden signed executive actions Tuesday ordering the review and potential reversal of the Trump administration’s deterrent policies along the Mexico border and the barriers they created to legal immigration, calling his predecessor’s actions “very counterproductive to our security.”
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