America has elected Joe Biden as the next President and Kamala Harris as the next Vice President of the United States. They will take the oath of office and begin their four-year term on January 20, 2021.
Between now and January 19, 2021, unfortunately, Donald Trump is still the president.
We do not yet know how the Biden-Harris Administration will be changing immigration procedures that could affect the lives of many persons, perhaps millions of persons.
One thing we can say: Things will very likely not get any worse than they were under Donald Trump. We believe that Joe Biden will keep his promise to end some of the most horrible and shameful policies of the Trump Administration. We expect that children will no longer be put in cages. We expect that people will again be able to apply for asylum.
Joe Biden recently stated that during his first 100 days, he wants to send a bill to Congress to reform immigration law. Let’s hope that he does that, and let’s hope that Joe Biden plans to reform immigration law in ways that will help the approximately 11 million persons currently in the United States without permission. We certainly don’t know the details yet. But at least we have hope.
Perhaps most importantly, we now know that beginning January 20, 2021, Donald Trump will no longer be president of the United States.
With the election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, we feel that a great burden has been lifted from our shoulders. Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant statements and false claims will become a thing of the past. The Biden-Harris Administration will begin a new era of more respectful behaviors and more appropriate responses to immigration matters.
Along with many other millions of people in the United States, and many more millions around the world, we congratulate Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, and we are very much looking forward to January 20, 2021 and beyond.