WASHINGTON, D.C. – The nonpartisan Migration Policy Institute seeks to improve immigration and integration policies and develop new ideas to address complex migration policy questions. 

Recently, the Migration Policy Institute held a webinar to discuss the implications for migration policies in the new Biden Administration.

Muzaffar Chishti

According to the Director of the U.S. Immigration Policy Program at the Migration Policy Institute, Doris Meissner, the Biden Administration plans to speed-up the adjudication of asylum cases from the current period of years to a matter of months. Meissner is a former Commissioner, U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service.

The Director of the Migration Policy Institute office at the NYU School of Law, Muzaffar Chishti, says that he expects the Supreme Court to continue to affirm that the Presidents authority on immgration is quite extensive. 

In this podcast, Chishti discusses the chances of Biden implementing comprehensive immigration reform, whilst Meissner looks at potential executive actions on immigration by the incoming president.

Meanwhile, Washington Post columnist Greg Sargent says Biden is already signaling “big moves on immigration.” In an op-ed, Sargent says this bodes well. 

Editor’s Note: The main image accompanying the above podcast shows Doris Meissner.

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