Biden signs orders on migrant family separations and asylum


US President Joe Biden has signed three executive actions seeking to reunite migrant families split up by a Trump-era policy and ordering a review of his predecessor’s wider immigration agenda.

In an attempt to deter illegal immigration, President Donald Trump’s administration separated undocumented adults from children as they crossed the US-Mexico border. Mr Biden’s orders will set up a task force to try to reunite the estimated 600-700 children who are still apart from their families. The Trump administration split up at least 5,500 children from adults along the border between 2017-18. The administration of US President Barack Obama – whom Mr Biden served as vice-president – also separated undocumented children from adults at the border, though much more rarely, say activists.(BBC)…[+]