Immigration: Biden’s White House disillusionment and disappointment

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The administration’s best-case scenario is a “totally mixed bag,” said Jorge Loweree, policy director at the American Immigration Council. “And worst case is an effective continuation of what Trump wanted.”

Immigration has been a politically perilous issue for Biden, whose approval rating has sagged. During an influx of unaccompanied migrant minors in the spring, Biden tapped Vice President Kamala Harris to address root causes of migration — an intractable issue that’s dogged previous administrations. While Harris has announced private-sector investments in Central America, she’s largely kept the situation at the US-Mexico border at a distance.

Republicans have continued to seize on the record number of border arrests and have filed lawsuits challenging policy changes, hampering the administration in its attempt to execute some of its pledges.

Most notably, a federal judge in Texas

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