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Biden Broke With Obama on Immigration, Only to Become Just Like Him

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On Monday morning, President Joe Biden is slated to virtually address the National Immigrant Integration Conference, the largest gathering of immigration and refugee advocates in the country, with a list of his priorities for reforming the nation’s immigration system.

But for all of the campaign promises to fix what even Biden has called a “long-broken and chaotic” system, his pre-recorded remarks will fall on the ears of increasingly skeptical attorneys, activists, and civil rights leaders who say that Biden’s actions on immigration are merely an Obama-era redux—or even a slick repackaging of President Donald Trump’s worst policies.

“On the campaign trail, now-President Biden went to great lengths to establish the dramatic differences between himself and Donald Trump—and few policy areas were more divergent than the handling of immigration,” said Jacinta Gonzalez, senior campaign organizer with Mijente, a Latino political group. “But immigration organizers continue to feel whiplash.”

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