Hooray! Joe Biden is the President-Elect. Immigration attorneys and their clients are rejoicing and celebrating. We are hopeful for substantive change for the better in immigration policies and procedures.
Like you, I am wondering… now what happens? I confess to a lack of expertise in the political mechanisms required to achieve a rollback of the Trump Administration immigration policies.
I turned to journalists to try to unravel this mystery. Today I share with you, articles expressing opinions about how President-Elect Biden can move forward to deconstruct the restrictionist immigration policies created through Executive Orders and regulations enacted by the Trump Administration.
Here are a handful of articles that explore this issue:
Tall order for Biden to fix immigration system after four years of Trump, The Guardian, 11/11/20
Biden plans sweeping reversal of Trump’s immigration agenda, from deportations to asylum policy, CBS News, 11/11/20
Biden Pledges To Dismantle Trump’s Sweeping Immigration Changes — But Can He Do That? NPR, September 14, 2020
Biden will stop the border wall and loosen immigration again, Politico, 11/7/2020
On Immigration, Biden’s Biggest Promises Likely Hinge On Who Controls The Senate, NPR, 11/9/2020
Immigration changes to take time under Biden, experts say, Roll Call, 11/9/2020
Let’s hope that immigration issues will remain on the front burner amidst all the other critical issues President-Elect Biden will face on January 20th.