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USA Today
November 12, 2020

Biden might need years to reverse Trump's immigration policies on DACA, asylum, family separation, ICE raids, private detention and more
By Alan Gomez Daniel Gonzalez

Nielsen and other Trump officials defended the plan, saying it was necessary to slow the flood of asylum seekers trying to enter the country. And they claimed it was needed because migrants who are released into the United States while their asylum cases proceed rarely appear at their court appearances. But immigration advocates and immigration court data refute those claims. More than 80% of migrants who requested asylum from September 2018 to May 2019 attended all of their court hearings, according to a report from the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), a research group at Syracuse University in New York. In the immigration plan that Biden pushed during his presidential campaign, Biden claimed he would end the Remain in Mexico plan within his first 100 days to "restore our asylum laws so that they do what they should be designed to do - protect people fleeing persecution."

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