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Top 3 Immigration Policy Changes Of 2021: Year In Review

By Mike LaSusa (December 21, 2021, 10:28 AM EST) -- President Joe Biden's first year of immigration policymaking consisted largely of efforts to roll back the Trump administration's restrictive policies with regard to asylum and other legal forms of immigration, as well as bolstering protections for unauthorized immigrants.

Nevertheless, some immigration attorneys and experts said they wish the administration had gone further to more forcefully end Trump-era border restrictions and take stronger executive action to shield unauthorized immigrants from deportation.

"It's a mixed bag," said Sirine Shebaya, executive director of the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild. "A lot of advocates were hoping for stronger change in the immigration...

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