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The Biden Administration’s Track Record on Enforcement, Detention, and the Criminalization of Immigrants of Color

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USCIS Benefits
Community Advocate
Published: May. 4, 2023

At the beginning of the Biden administration, the National Immigration Project issued policy priorities for executive action, and has regularly advocated with the administration on these key priorities alongside a broad range of partners. Now, almost halfway through President Biden’s term, we reflect back on those priorities and what progress the administration has – and has not – made. In the coming months, it is critical for the administration to engage robustly with advocates on these priorities and to take more concrete action to eliminate the most harmful aspects of the immigration enforcement and detention apparatus.