Bloomberg Law
Sept. 24, 2020, 2:34 PM

Trump’s Immigration Overhaul, and What Biden Might Do: QuickTake

Adam M. Taylor
Adam M. Taylor
Bloomberg News
Michael Smallberg

Long before the U.S. tightened its borders to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, President Donald Trump set about reshaping America’s immigration system with a nationalist and isolationist bent. Promises to crack down on illegal immigration and erect a wall along the Mexican border formed the centerpiece of his election campaign in 2016. His Democratic challenger in the Nov. 3 election, former Vice President Joe Biden, embraces immigration as fundamental to the national character in a country where 99% of citizens trace their roots to somewhere else.

1. What is Trump’s issue with immigration?

Trump says “illegal immigrants” ...