Biden to overhaul asylum system, faces other setbacks

Monday, August 23, 2021 - 4:34pm

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US President Joe Biden plans to overhaul the asylum system. If the changes are enacted, they will immediately impact people seeking asylum and greatly impact people arriving at the US-Mexico border. But the administration faces other hurdles — including a recent order from a federal judge to reinstate Donald Trump's Remain in Mexico Policy. The US Supreme Court temporarily blocked that order. The World's Carol Hills talks to Doris Meissner, director of US Policy Work for the Migration Policy Institute.