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LAS Hopeful for Biden-Era Immigration Policy

Hasan Shafiqullah, Attorney-in-Charge at The Legal Aid Society’s Immigration Law Unit, is featured in a Documented NY story detailing the cautious optimism felt by the legal community for the Biden administration’s still-forming immigration policy.

President Biden has signaled that he would take a transformative approach to immigration, but there is still a great deal of uncertainty among immigration lawyers about how policy will play out on the ground.

“Under Trump, they were going so aggressively after anyone that they possibly could seek to deport, to deny anyone that they could deny, that anyone for whom we would need a discretionary decision made by Homeland Security, it could go either way,” said Shafiqullah. “So now we’re seeing, under Biden, a return to a much more measured approach.”