Migration, Flight, and U.S. Immigration Policy under President Biden
At the beginning of 2021, U.S. President-elect Joe Biden will inherit an immigration system that has been dramatically transformed by the Trump administration over the past four years. These transformations include a new series of restrictive asylum policies, the construction of a border wall to Mexico, sweeping green-card limitations, broader deportation priorities, a decimated refugee program, and pandemic-era border restrictions. The Biden-Harris team will have much to contend with in forging pragmatic policies that both protect the U.S. border and honor legal migration to the United States. In this panel discussion, practitioners and experts from the field will discuss what post-Trump immigration policy might look like, and what challenges – political, bureaucratic, and cultural – the Biden administration is likely to face in the coming years. The moderated discussion will last about 35 minutes, followed by 25 minutes of Q&A.
Aspen Institute Germany