Biden on Tuesday will establish a task force to reunite separated families, but officials say his early executive actions on immigration remain constrained by Trump's tangle of executive orders and administrative restrictions on immigration, as well as by public health concerns amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
For the first time, U.S. officials have begun pushing even asylum-seeking families who are not from Guatemala to that country, the Los Angeles Times has learned. The Trump administration had said a new policy effectively ending asylum at the U.S. southern border and removing asylum seekers to Central America would initially only be applied to single adults.
In a collaboration with This American Life, The Los Angeles Times takes an exclusive, frontline look at what some are calling the Trump administration's most successful policy to restrict asylum -- the Migrant Protection Protocols -- from the perspective of the asylum officers implementing it.
After President Trump took to a White House podium Monday to condemn the "barbaric slaughter" in Texas and Ohio, asserting that "hate has no place in America," residents across El Paso had no shortage of messages for him .