On his first day in office, President Biden began advancing measures that would reverse his predecessor's hard-line immigration policies, eventually legalize millions of undocumented immigrants and ensure that the United States meets what he called “its responsibilities as both a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants.” But advocates of a fresh approach to immigration face major challenges. New waves of asylum-seekers, including record numbers of unaccompanied minors, are reaching Southern border checkpoints, straining facilities and fueling opposition to a less-restrictive immigration policy. Congressional Republicans have panned Biden's legislative proposal as “blanket amnesty,” and a federal judge quickly blocked his early bid to suspend deportations. Immigrants' advocates and progressive lawmakers want Biden to dismantle former President Donald Trump's restrictive asylum policies more quickly, even ...

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