Miller Mayer immigration attorney Steve Yale-Loehr contributed a recommendation to “Deregulating Legal Immigration: A Blueprint for Agency Action,” published by the Cato Institute. The article presents 30 deregulatory proposals by 15 authors for consideration by the Biden administration. The proposals focus on agency measures to improve the process for legal immigrants. The Cato article is available at https://www.cato.org/publications/study/deregulating-legal-immigration-blueprint-agency-action. A related op-ed, “Leading Legal Experts Urge Aggressive Immigration Actions,” published by The Hill, is available at https://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/politics/530948-leading-legal-experts-urge-aggressive-immigration-actions.
Steve was quoted by Congressional Quarterly News in “DOJ Finalizes Substantial Fee Hikes for Migrants Fighting Deportation.” He said it could be difficult for the incoming Biden administration to quickly come up with a remedy for the higher fees. “Given the fact that the Biden administration has so many competing priorities—like the pandemic, the economy, and other bigger immigration issues—it could take quite a while before the Biden administration could get around to proposing a rule to undo these changes,” he said. (Subscription required.)