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The Biden Administration Has Canceled a Trump-Era Policy That Made It Harder for Immigrant Children to Get Asylum

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Biden administration has rescinded a policy signed in the waning days of former President Trump’s term that required ICE officers to review whether an immigrant child was still “unaccompanied” each time they encountered the minor. The policy was expected to make some children ineligible to have their asylum claims initially heard and processed by USCIS. Unaccompanied immigrant children in removal proceedings get an opportunity to present their claims to USCIS first and, if denied, get another opportunity in immigration court.