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On immigration, advocates say a 'shadow Trump administration' is tying Biden's hands


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Joel Rose for NPR reports on the Biden administration's struggle to end a number of immigration restrictions adopted by the Trump administration.  In many lawsuits, Republican-led states challenged lifting immigration enforcement measures.

Immigrant advocates say these states are bringing the cases to conservative federal judges appointed by former President Trump.  "To date, these states have brought no less than 17 lawsuits challenging President Biden's immigration moves," said Karen Tumlin, the founder of Justice Action Network, on a call this week with reporters. In effect, these states are using the courts to "keep a shadow Trump administration in office on immigration issues," she said.


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