American Immigration Council Joins President-Elect Joe Biden in Making a Fair and Welcoming Immigration System

November 7, 2020

WASHINGTON—Joseph R. Biden has been elected to serve as the 46th president of the United States according to news reports.  

The American Immigration Council congratulates President-elect Biden on his victory and looks forward to helping him advance his agenda on immigration, which includes reversing restrictions on immigration put in place during the Trump administration, providing a "road map to citizenship" for undocumented immigrants, fully restoring Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, ensuring a fair process for asylum seekers, keeping immigrant families together, and restoring visas for foreign workers to enhance our economy.  

The following statement is from Beth Werlin, executive director of the American Immigration Council:  

“Today, we take a moment to celebrate democracy. Americans voted in record numbers to make their voices heard. In the months ahead, we look forward to working with the Biden-Harris administration to advance a pro-immigration agenda that respects the dignity of all people. 

“We know the path forward will be hard. For four years, we bore witness to the atrocities of a decidedly anti-immigration and racist agenda. Although we fought back against unprecedented attacks on immigration, there is much to be undone, and there is great need for progress through lasting reforms. And yet, immigration is but one of many critical issues that needs our leaders’ attention. 

“We are also wide-eyed about the divisiveness plaguing our nation—including around immigration. We are committed to bringing people together to heal these divisions. And we see in President-elect Biden a uniter who will strive to build bridges. 

“Many opportunities await our country in 2021 and beyond. At the American Immigration Council, we are ready to meet this moment and to join our next president in making our vision of a fair, just, and welcoming immigration system a reality.” 

The American Immigration Council has a range of research and other resources on how the United States immigration system works, including experts available to speak on asylumDACATemporary Protected Status, and employment-based immigration. The Council also has data on the demographic profile and economic contributions of immigrants in each U.S. state and nationwide


For more information, contact:  

Maria Frausto at the American Immigration Council,[email protected] or 202-507-7526.  

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