Road to Election Night & Beyond
Migration, Flight, and US Immigration Policy under President Biden
At the beginning of 2021, US President-elect Joe Biden will inherit an immigration system that has been dramatically transformed by the Trump administration over the past four years. These transformations include a new series of restrictive asylum policies, the construction of a border wall to Mexico, sweeping green-card limitations, broader deportation priorities, a decimated refugee program, and pandemic-era border restrictions. The Biden-Harris team will have much to contend with in forging pragmatic policies that both protect the US border and honor legal migration to the United States.
In this panel discussion, Alexander Aleinikoff, University Professor and Director of the Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility at The New School, Eric P. Schwartz, President of Refugees International and former US Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration (2009-2011), and Roberto Suro, Professor of Journalism and Public Policy at the University of Southern California will discuss what post-Trump immigration policy might look like, and what challenges—political, bureaucratic, and cultural—the Biden administration is likely to face in the coming years. The discussion will be moderated by Berit Ebert, Vice President of Programs of the American Academy in Berlin; welcome remarks will be held by Daniel Benjamin, President of the American Academy in Berlin.
This is the eighth session of the transatlantic virtual event series Road to Election Night & Beyond #R2EN, jointly organized and hosted by several transatlantic institutions and political foundations. Further information on the series may be found at www.landing.berlin-election-night.de
Please note this discussion will take place entirely online. All registered guests will receive participation instructions one day prior to the event. Guests who register on the day of the event are kindly asked to allow for the necessary processing time.
Please note this lecture will take place entirely online. All registered guests will receive participation instructions one to two days prior to the event.