During his first year in office, Joe Biden has faced persistent challenges as his administration worked to reform U.S. immigration policy.
Some efforts over the past year have succeeded in reversing hardline measures from the Trump era while others have stalled, generating harsh criticism from immigrant advocates.
The most sweeping impact of the Biden presidency in immigration policy can be seen in the new approaches to interior immigration enforcement or the way Immigration and Customs Enforcement makes arrests.
While the prior administration openly explained an enforcement crackdown as a necessary means of deterrence, Biden’s security officials have terminated long-term family detention and discontinued workplace raids. ICE arrests have been cut in half compared to the final year of the Trump presidency and the detained immigrant population is the lowest since 1999.
But at the border, it’s how the administration has managed new waves of unauthorized migration where the administration has faced immense challenges and objections from a wide range of political perspectives.
Call the Law Office of Tuan Le if you want to consult about your immigration process into the United States.