Biden ‘eliminating’ some Trump policy on migrants

With the stroke of his pen on Tuesday, President Joe Biden began the difficult process of rolling back some of former President Donald Trump's most controversial immigration policies...

...signing three executive orders, including one aimed at reuniting migrant children separated from their families

"We are going to work to undo the moral and national shame of the previous administration that literally, not figuratively, ripped children from the arms of their families."

From the Oval Office, Biden also ordered a review of asylum processing at the U.S.-Mexico border and the immigration system.

Less than two weeks on the job, Biden has faced some criticism for the dozens of executive actions he's signed.

"There's a lot of talk, with good reason, about the number of executive orders that I have signed. I'm not making new law. I'm eliminating bad policy."

Immigration advocates have urged the new Democratic administration to move quickly.

But Biden aides say they need time to unravel layers of Trump-era immigration restrictions to put in place new, more migrant-friendly systems.

As part of the actions on Tuesday, Biden will mandate a review of the Migrant Protection Protocols, a program that pushed 65,000 asylum seekers back to Mexico to wait for U.S. court hearings.

Biden's strategy is a cautious one. He's reversing hardline Trump policies while simultaneously trying to prevent a surge in illegal immigration.

In a sign of his careful approach, Biden did not address repealing a Trump order, known as "Title 42."

The coronavirus-era order issued under Trump allows U.S. authorities to expel almost all migrants caught crossing the border illegally.