CLINIC Calls on Biden-Harris Administration to Protect Immigrants’ Inherent Dignity: Bold Action Needed in First 100 Days, and Beyond

SILVER SPRING, Maryland — Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. welcomes President-Elect Biden and Vice President-Elect Harris’ renewed leadership of the United States.  

Anna Gallagher, executive director of CLINIC, said: “The President-elect’s words on human dignity are reassuring. Recognizing the inherent value of every person is at the heart of CLINIC’s mission. U.S. immigration policy and law must reflect that. We look forward to working with the incoming administration to turn those shared values into action and reality.”   

As the work begins to dismantle immigration policies created by the outgoing administration and remake our system into one that recognizes the dignity of all people, CLINIC offers the following policy papers and recommendations. Bookmark for additions and updates. 

CLINIC’s 2021 Transition Policy Papers 

CLINIC experts and partners represent our aspirations for immigration policy change during the first 100 days of the Biden-Harris administration, and beyond.  

More to come! Check back at for papers on reuniting families and protecting the rights of immigrant children and youth. 

CLINIC’s 2021 Administrative Advocacy Priorities 

Click here to read CLINIC’s immigration policy vision for 2021. CLINIC’s advocacy efforts are guided by our Catholic identity, counseled by our team of in-house experts and informed by our network of approximately 380 affiliate immigration legal services providers. 

Other Priorities 

The following papers were written by CLINIC and partners or endorsed by CLINIC: 

Check CLINIC’s transition web page,, for additions and updates. 

Gallagher continued: “CLINIC envisions a just and humane immigration system that is grounded in human dignity. To build that system, immigration must be prioritized and the Biden administration must take a hard and honest look at the grave harm our system has done to people in the past, including under the Obama Administration. While the Trump Administration’s attacks on immigrants and our laws have done grievous, and in some cases irreparable harm, the work must not stop at just status quo ante. We don’t want to just ‘build back,’ we want to build a new system.”