Progressive Democrats in Congress are calling for President-elect Joe Biden to dismantle the federal government’s deportation machine, broaden immigrants’ access to social safety net programs, and rely far less on detention to ensure that immigrants show up for court hearings.
President-elect Joe Biden will take office under pressure to repudiate and rescind many, if not most, of the more than 400 executive actions President Trump has used to tighten the U.S. immigration system. But Biden also will start his term in a bind that could make such changes difficult to accomplish in short order.
New York Times article outlining the Biden Administration's stance on immigration.
The Biden transition team this week announced its Department of Homeland Security (DHS) agency review team, and it would appear that it is on track to take that swing away from the Trump administration once in office.
The agency review teams are formed to evaluate the current operations of their respective agencies and to ensure that the new administration is set up in a correct posture to achieve its policy goals once in office.
A news article from Reuters looking at the positive impact the incoming Biden Administration may have on refugee populations around the world.
A news article from CNN looking at the impact the Trump Administration's revisions to the naturalization exam could have on future immigrants seeking citizenship in the United States.
CBS News article outlining the Biden Administration's plans on immigration.
An overview of the Trump Administration immigration legacy.
Reuters article covering likely actions the incoming Biden Administration will make regarding immigration.