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Expert: Biden's Immigration Powers Are Limited

March 02, 2024 (1 min read)

Eric Cortellessa, Time Magazine, Feb. 29, 2024

"Legal experts say that Biden can’t unilaterally override immigration law without legislation. The current federal statute requires the U.S. government to grant asylum to persons who have been forcibly displaced or who reasonably fear persecution in their home country. “Presidents do have a lot of authority when it comes to immigration, because immigration touches on sovereignty and foreign relations,” says Stephen Yale-Loehr, an immigration lawyer and Cornell Law School professor. “However, any president's authority is not unlimited.” "