Interview by Grace Anderson*
After four years of anti-immigrant, “Build the Wall” rhetoric from the previous presidential administration, President Biden came into office with promises to revitalize our nation’s immigration system. Almost a year into the Biden administration, JLI Staff Member Grace Anderson checks in with immigration attorney Erin Schutte Wadzinski, owner of Kivu Immigration Law, PLLC, to discuss recent policy decisions and the extent to which they have helped or harmed immigrant communities in rural Minnesota.
The following resources were consulted in preparation for this interview, and can be consulted for further information:
- Homeland Security secretary orders ICE to stop mass raids on immigrants’ workplaces
- Secretary Mayorkas Announces New Immigration Enforcement Priorities
- “Illegal and Inhumane”: Biden Administration Continues Embrace of Trump Title 42 Policy as Attacks on People Seeking Refuge Mount
*Grace Anderson, Class of 2023, Minnesota Journal of Law & Inequality Vol. 40 Staff Member