Miller Mayer immigration attorney Steve Yale-Loehr co-authored a new report published by the Brookings Institution, “4 Ways the Biden Administration Can Improve the Employment-Based Immigration System Without Congress.” The article focuses on structural changes to help the U.S. economy attract and retain needed international essential workers. The authors reviewed plans from 14 organizations published after the 2020 election to focus the discussion on employment-based/student immigration, and identified four trends: (1) remove impediments to immigration; (2) improve the predictability of the immigration system; (3) resume the use of discretion by immigration officers; and (4) expand customer service. The full report can be found at

Steve was quoted by Bloomberg Law in “Biden Agenda Draws Same Legal Challenges Used Against Trump.” Commenting on a Texas court ruling temporarily blocking President Biden’s plan to pause deportations, Mr. Yale-Loehr said the ruling “shows the difficulty that the Biden administration will have in trying to change immigration policy. Not only do they have to worry about a deeply divided Congress, they have to worry about federal courts upending their efforts. He noted that the Biden action was “just a short 100-day pause — not a final realignment of their enforcement policy. But that was still enough for a federal court to strike it down,” at least temporarily. The full article can be found at

Steve was quoted by Inside Higher Ed in “Keeping STEM Ph.D.s.” “These people have very specialized qualifications, and the companies need this kind of specialized talent to be able to compete in the global marketplace,” he said. The full article is available at

Steve was quoted by the New York Times in “In First Blow to Biden Administration’s Immigration Agenda, Federal Judge Blocks 100-Day Pause on Deportation.” Mr. Yale-Loehr said, “The court’s order shows the uphill battle President Biden has in trying to reverse the prior administration’s immigration restrictions. A single judge can halt a federal agency’s effort to review and reprioritize its immigration enforcement policies.” The full article can be found at