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.


Quality journalism takes time, effort and…. Money!

Producing quality journalism is not cheap. The coronavirus has resulted in falling revenues across the newsrooms of the United States. However, The Rio Grande Guardian is committed to producing quality news reporting on the issues that matter to border residents. The support of our members is vital in ensuring our mission gets fulfilled.

Can we count on your support? If so, click HERE. Thank you!


Keep on top of the big stories affecting the Texas-Mexico. Join our mailing list to receive regular email alerts.

Sign-up for the latest news


By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Rio Grande Guardian. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact