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Immigration Law

Biden Sets the Stage for a Remarkably Active First 100 Days on Immigration

Muzaffar Chishti, Sarah Pierce, Migration Policy Institute, Jan. 27, 2021

"On his first day in office, President Joe Biden set in motion what could represent the most active first 100 days on immigration by any White House in recent history, including that of predecessor Donald Trump, whose presidency was singularly focused on reshaping the U.S. immigration system. Via executive orders and the unveiling of a framework for an ambitious legalization of the nation’s estimated 11 million unauthorized immigrants, Biden set a sharp departure from the Trump administration’s tone and policies. By putting immigration on par with other urgent policy announcements made on Inauguration Day, the new president seemed keen to reposition immigration as an asset rather than a threat to national and economic security, as was the relentless narrative during Trump’s presidency. ... "