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Orders, many of them rolling back some of President Trump's signature policies on the environment. The military and on immigration that includes reversing a travel ban on Muslim majority nations and a temporary pause on deportations to get us up to speed with how these changes in immigration policies, air going and what's coming next. Let me turn to the world's immigration editor Monica Campbell says the news to begin with Monica we had expected the Bun Administration unveil a second round of executive orders on immigration this week. But now it's looking like that might not happen so quickly. What's going on? Right. We were expecting the Biden administration to unveil more changes on immigration this week, unraveling more of what the Trump administration did on immigration. Now there are some delays. We're not sure for how long it could be. That administration is trying to make these orders more airtight. Legally, We're just not sure. But what we are expecting soon is the unveiling of a task force that would reunite or try to reunite those families separated at the border during the Trump administration says and wait and see. Immigrant groups and advocates, of course, have been pushing for big changes to the immigration system for years. So eight days now into the new administration. What are you hearing? From your sources about how this rollout on immigration is going so far. They're generally optimistic and hopeful about what the bite administration is rolling out. You know you're hearing about. We're going to give the administration sometime. I spoke with Giuliana. My said, Don't Nascimento about this. She's with United. We dream and that's one of the larger immigrant advocacy groups in the United States. We don't give up on any of this, right. Like right now. We don't know. The viability of the big Biden bill. There's only the framework right the talking points from from the administration itself. We haven't seen language whatever we can get past and however many people we can get help for. We will fight for that. The court battles against everything that fighting is going to do on immigration or really clear just this week. We saw how a judge in Texas stopped Biden's temporary halt on a certain deportations. Right? I saw that a judge in Texas a Trump appointee, he temporarily blocked by 100 a moratorium on deportation. So tell us a bit more about that. And are you expecting a lot of right wing challenges to Biden's executive orders like this? So you write a judge in Texas hit pause on Biden's temporary block on certain deportations. It's 14 days suspension, it could go longer defense on the judge and the pushback against this moratorium on deportations is coming from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. He's the one suing to stop this. And he says that Texas is suffering harm because the more undocumented immigrants in the state of Texas only increases the state's health care and education costs for sure we're going to see legal fights challenges from the right at every turn for people who might be facing deportation. Monica What have you heard from them about this back and forth? I wanted to hear from people who could face deportation themselves, and I spoke with Julio assessor commit to He's a young and documented man in his twenties in the walkie, and he came to the U. S from Mexico when he was a kid and and asked him if he'd heard the news about this moratorium on deportation. He just heard about it. And this was his reaction. I was feeling safe before the moratorium being In place, and now I I really don't know like does this mean that at any moment now I could be separated from my family. Julio has a couple of misdemeanors. He's very vulnerable to being picked up by ice, and you know, he's in Milwaukee. Which is a kind of so called Sanctuary city. But he's in the state of Wisconsin. Which is not. He's keeping his expectations in place about all of this every dreamer undocumented person. Knows that this like, you know, with a new administration there, maybe hopes and That hope can be crushed. Obviously, understanding, though, that these things don't change overnight. Monica's You continue to follow Biden's actions on immigration. What do you looking out for next? Well, I was really struck by. You know what we saw Just this month. Large number of people mostly coming from Honduras wanting to enter the United States, you know, approach the US Mexico border. And how it was broken up. I was speaking to a woman in Honduras this week who's actually helping to reunite families separated at the border, and I was talking to her, and she's in rural Honduras does a lot of traveling, you know, long roads that have been washed out by hurricanes. You know these air these air parts of the world where people May not have a home to go back to, you know, maybe they set out to reach the United States earlier this month, and they came back, but they'll probably try and regroup and go back again. And so I'm definitely interested in How the Biden administration is going to treat people who are arriving to the border and other parts of the United States. You know, tomorrow. I mean, we're hearing a lot of discussion about the 11 million undocumented people who are already in the United States. But people keep arriving, right and so how How is that going to be addressed and And it's unclear. It's really unclear what would happen if we saw a large group, you know, approach the border tomorrow. The world's immigration editor, Monica Campbell, Thank you for being on the story. Monica, you're welcome. Theo islands of the South Pacific have largely avoided the ravages of the pandemic. 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