White House reaches out to immigrant advocacy groups that seek urgent action from Biden

White House reaches out to immigrant advocacy groups that seek urgent action from Biden

Originally Published in CNN

Priscilla Alvarez - February 5, 2021

(CNN) As arrests on the southern border increase, White House and other administration officials are opening a channel of communications to advocacy groups that have a direct line to migrants, according to multiple sources.

Days into his presidency, Joe Biden signed a slate of executive orders addressing the US immigration system, jump-starting a process to reverse changes made under then-President Donald Trump that dramatically curtailed immigration to the United States. But the orders largely kicked off reviews of previous policies, without effectuating immediate change, raising questions about how the administration plans to follow through on its promises.
Immigrant advocacy groups are urging the Biden administration to move quickly and have been communicating with administration officials behind the scenes to press them on making urgent changes, according to two sources familiar with the discussions. The groups, many of which witnessed the impacts of the Trump administration changes firsthand, were largely sidelined in the previous administration but carry influence among the migrant communities Biden is trying to reach.
"They've detailed some ambitious plans," one source involved in the discussions told CNN, referring to the Biden administration and the difficult road ahead for setting those plans in motion. "The deficit they've been left in in the previous administration is really starting to set in."

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