The U.S. Presidential Election: Reason for Hope During the Pandemic
The election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as President and Vice President of the United States is a clear sign that the U.S. government and its Immigration Service may well abandon the intolerant, xenophobic policies of the past nearly four years. The incoming Administration gives every indication of renewing and reviving America’s receptiveness to non-U.S. people seeking to build lives and careers in this country.
We are tremendously hopeful for the future, despite the great challenges that lie ahead. We believe that a humane, thoughtful, effective Administration in Washington D.C., with the backdrop of an eventual vaccine, can lead us out of our pandemic-plagued recession.
This is good news for all of us, and we feel strongly that 2021 will open up new vistas for the arts and business in the United States.
We do not mean to minimize the challenges faced by the incoming Biden/Harris Administration, or those faced by American citizens and applicants for U.S. visas and green cards. The COVID pandemic, which has killed more than 243,000 people in the U.S. and more than 1.2 million worldwide, must be contained, and the terrible recession that currently hobbles the U.S. economy must be overcome.
We believe that the Biden/Harris Administration is committed to these goals and much, much more. We believe that the incoming Administration will re-align the Immigration Service with traditional American values of openness and receptiveness to applicants for visas and green cards. We believe that the incoming Administration will preserve DACA and will end the Muslim Travel Ban.
We are, in sum, hopeful about the future and trust that you are too. Let us all come together to build a tolerant and open United States that will renew and revive this country’s role as a beacon of hope and possibility to the world.
We look forward to working with our existing and future clients in this more hopeful climate.