Biden’s Immigration Agenda: Immediate Actions Taken

Biden’s Immigration Agenda: Immediate Actions Taken

Event Date and Time February 4, 2021 2:30 pm
Event Ends February 4, 2021 4:00 pm
Time Zone (EST)
Venue Virtual

The Center for Migration Studies of New York and the Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility hosted a panel discussion about the Biden administration’s immigration agenda on Thursday, February 4, 2021 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (EST). Video of the event is now available:

Immediately after the election in November, the Zolberg Institute and CMS released a report presenting 40 recommendations for immigration policy reform. In the first week of his administration, President Biden issued a number of orders and proclamations, reversing many of the more drastic immigration policies put in place during the Trump administration.  What policies were reversed, and what impact will those reversals have on immigration policy moving forward?  What more could be done to reform the US immigration system?

At this event from CMS and the Zolberg Institute, panelists discussed the 40 recommendations, what the new administration has done to date, and what actions remain. Panelists included:

T. Alexander Aleinikoff
University Professor; Director
Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility
The New School

Donald Kerwin
Executive Director
Center for Migration Studies

Daniel E. Martínez
Associate Professor, School of Sociology
University of Arizona

Melanie Nezer
Senior Vice President, Public Affairs
Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS)

Cristina Rodríguez
Homer Surbeck Professor of Law
Yale Law School

Deborah Amos (Moderator)
International Correspondent
National Public Radio