Eyeing re-election, Biden breaks with progressives on some hot-button issues

President Biden has said he will sign legislation to overturn a D.C. crime law that eased mandatory sentences and penalties, a decision which many progressive democrats disagreed with vehemently. The Biden administration is also considering a revival of family detention for migrants entering the United States unlawfully, which drew heavy criticism from immigration advocates, many of whom are already upset with the President for adopting tough asylum policies that they claim mirror Trump-era rules. Analysts believe these decisions are calculated to neutralize politically challenging issues that Republicans may use against Biden in the next presidential campaign.

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