The Biden administration has allowed several prominent immigrants' rights activists back into the U.S. after they charged that immigration authorities were retaliating against them for speaking out.
Immigrant advocates want those asylum protections restored quickly, erasing Trump-era restrictions. "Women, children, families are being sent back to the very dangers that they fled," one lawyer says.
President Biden has been working to unwind many of the executive actions taken by former President Donald Trump. But the administration has warned that the changes will take time.
The 2020 election is expected to usher in a major shift in immigration enforcement — particularly in suburban Atlanta, where newly elected sheriffs are pledging to limit how they cooperate with ICE.
President Trump's immigration policies are on the line and many are hoping Joe Biden will follow through on pledges to help immigrants and asylum-seekers if he wins the election.