New Biden Orders Tackle Family Separation, Asylum Revamp

By Emma Whitford (February 2, 2021, 9:39 AM EST) -- President Joe Biden signed a second batch of immigration-focused executive orders Tuesday, including one aimed at reuniting families separated at the southern border and another to review a Trump policy that penalized immigrants who may need public benefits.

President Joe Biden, shown here on Jan. 25, signed three executive orders Tuesday focused on immigration. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

In three orders signed Tuesday evening, Biden took initial steps to reverse key Trump administration policies that created roadblocks for asylees and chipped away at options for immigrants to obtain citizenship.

The orders call for a review of President Donald Trump's "public charge" rule, which...

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