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Big Tech Backs Biden Immigration Moves

Hours after taking his oath of office on Wednesday, President Joe Biden fulfilled his promise to begin a major overhaul of U.S. immigration, including reversing the hardline “zero tolerance” policies of the previous administration. Facebook and Google quickly endorsed the moves, but others warned there was still a long way to go to reverse the “criminalization” of immigration policy during the Trump era.

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‘Gigantic Pileup’ of 1.3 Million Immigration Cases Awaits Biden

President Donald Trump is leaving office with a backlog of nearly 1.3 million immigration cases stalled in courts across the nation, more than two and a half times the number when he took office in 2017, according to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse. The backlog represents a formidable challenge to the next administration’s hopes for overhauling immigration policies.

Biden Prepares Immigration Overhaul on His First Day

President-elect Joe Biden’s legislative proposal on immigration, which will be sent to Congress on Wednesday, includes addressing the root causes of migration from Central America, an enforcement plan that deploys technology to patrol the border, an eight-year pathway to citizenship for immigrants without legal status, and an expansion of refugee admissions.