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REIMAGINING CITIZENSHIP: Prospects for Immigration Reform During the Biden Administration (Online Event, Thursday, February 11, 2021, 12pm EST)

February 01, 2021 (1 min read)

Cornell Law School

"The Biden administration has promised to undo the damage to immigration caused by the Trump administration. But the incoming administration has many competing priorities with which to contend, including the coronavirus pandemic, the economy, and climate change.

In this first event in our Reimagining Citizenship series, we’ll examine what President Biden and his team can realistically achieve when it comes to fixing our broken immigration system. What will the new administration tackle first, and why? What can it achieve through executive orders, and how likely is Congress to take meaningful action? Cornell Law School professor Steve Yale-Loehr will moderate a panel discussion with three leading immigration experts.

The series “Reimagining Citizenship” features scholars, writers, and artists whose work interrogates the limits and possibilities of legal, social, and cultural belonging. Through book talks, roundtables, and presentations, we consider how multidisciplinary, multispecies approaches to the study of migration open up new understandings of citizenship, borders, and social transformation. Organized through Cornell University’s Migrations Global Grand Challenge.


  • How the Biden administration might deal with immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border
  • What might be in store for DACA and other immigration issues
  • What the Biden administration can do on its own to fix our immigration system and what will require congressional action
  • How federal courts may help or hurt the Biden team’s efforts at immigration reform"