PRESIDENT BIDEN SETS IN MOTION SEVERAL IMMIGRATION ACTIONS IN FIRST DAYS
Newly inaugurated President Biden has launched an array of immigration-related executive orders and legislative proposals. Several of the executive orders undo many of his predecessor’s initiatives, such as halting work on a border wall with Mexico, lifting a travel ban on people from several predominantly Muslim countries, reversing plans to exclude people in the country illegally from the 2020 census and ordering efforts to preserve DACA.
Biden’s most ambitious proposal is an immigration bill that would give legal status and a path to citizenship to anyone in the United States before Jan. 1 — an estimated 11 million people — and reduce the time that family members must wait outside the U.S. for green cards. Although Biden’s immigration proposal was introduced to Congress on the first day of his presidency, it likely will face a long road ahead.