The hardest change to immigration policy post-Trump? Ending the mindset that immigrants are criminals

PHILADELPHIA — Like heads of other Philadelphia-based agencies that support and defend immigrants, Cathryn Miller-Wilson has been staggered by the four-year onslaught of nationalist Trump administration directives, policies and rules. The incoming Biden administration has pledged to undo as much as it can as fast as it can. But the hardest single thing to change, said Miller-Wilson, director of HIAS Pennsylvania, will be the one that’s not written down on any executive order or legislation: The belief that immigration equates to criminality, that it’s wrong, a detriment and not a benefit to Am…

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