In the final days of 2020, there is reason for hope: the end of both the pandemic and the Trump presidency are in sight. But while this grueling year is ending, its crises are not. For immigrants and immigration, the damage can be measured in both restrictive policies — of which there are nearly 1,000 over the last four years — and in the people who were denied the opportunity to migrate. We are confident that the Biden Administration will work towards undoing the harm and rebuilding our immigration system, but that change will come gradually. Here are just a few developing stories we encourage you to keep an eye on in the new year:

Courtesy of #ImmigrantsAreEssential

Managing Director of Immigration at the Emerson Collective. Advocate for humanity, sports junky, 1/2-assed Buddhist, proud papa and spouse. Views obv my own.