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Why Biden is planning an executive order to limit southern border crossings

Biden plans to soon issue an executive order to dramatically limit the number of asylum-seekers who can cross the southern border. He'd be taking a page from Trump, who leaned on Section 212(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act.

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Why Biden is planning an executive order to limit southern border crossings
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    The big picture

    The provision Biden is eyeing would restrict the ability of immigrants to claim asylum, and doesn't require congressional approval.

    Scoop: Biden plans order to limit southern border crossings by end of month

    Scoop: Biden plans order to limit southern border crossings by end of month

    Axios is told there's a fierce debate internally about the legality and politics of a Trump-like lockdown. But Biden, briefed on polls of rising voter anger, wants a dramatic step.

    Between the lines

    "Some are suggesting that I should just go ahead and try it," Biden said. "And if I get shut down by the court, I get shut down by the court."

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