Biden Administration Paves Way for Reunification of Families Separated by Trump 

HeadlineMar 02, 2021

In immigration news, the Biden administration is giving asylum-seeking parents separated from their children by Trump the opportunity to decide if they want to reunite with their children on U.S. soil or in their country of origin.

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, who’s heading Biden’s family reunification task force, said Monday the policy was “the most powerful and heartbreaking example of the cruelty that preceded this administration.” Mayorkas said the government will explore “legal pathways” to allow parents who choose to return to the U.S. to be with their kids to remain in the country.

While immigrant justice advocates celebrated the move, many have vowed to keep fighting until Biden abolishes the detention of all asylum-seeking families.

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