Fifth in a Series of Blogs Regarding the Presidential Transition
From the beginning of the Trump presidency, the administration made clear that it would seek to enact major reforms of the U.S. immigration system, underpinning such an ambitious effort with the president’s “Buy American, Hire American” Executive Order. In sum, the Trump administration has made more than 400 alterations to the U.S. immigration system while in office. As a result, the practice of immigration law and the process of securing a visa has become unpredictable, which is never good for business. Naturally, the accumulation of all these moving parts has had a chilling effect on some businesses who employ foreign nationals, as they faced an uncertainty that evaded diligent global mobility planning. So, the business and immigrant communities are eagerly waiting to see what immigration will look like under the incoming Biden administration. What can they expect?
There is a lot to tackle on the immigration front for the Biden Administration, so we highlight some of the most salient and relevant proposals:
As can be seen through a quick review of some of the more notable topics, the Biden Administration has its work cut out for it when it comes to immigration system reform. Some of these actions can be enacted swiftly through rescission or issuance of Executive Orders and the like, while still others will require concerted action through the agencies or Congress.