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Since his inauguration, President Joe Biden has taken numerous actions to dial back harmful Trump-era immigration policies and improve the existing legal framework of our immigration system. We’ve put together this guide on actions taken thus far by the Biden administration, and we will continue to update this resource as needed.

Executive Actions: Day One

On Jan. 20, his first day in office, President Biden took multiple actions on immigration. These included the unveiling of proposed legislation to reform the American immigration system, the repeal of Trump-era policies, and a slew of new executive orders.

Executive Actions: Feb. 1-5

In the weeks that followed inauguration, President Biden continued to issue executive orders, charting a new way forward on immigration. Importantly, these included an order that increases refugee resettlement numbers and an executive order creating a task force to reunite children separated from their parents under the Zero Tolerance Policy.

Maria Isabel (Marisa) Leon-Gomez

Marisa León-Gómez Sonet

Legislative Associate, Immigration & Refugee Program
Marisa León-Gómez Sonet served as FCNL’s Legislative Associate for the immigration and refugee program for 2020-2021.