In an effort to mark a clean break from the Trump era, the president-elect plans to roll out dozens of executive orders in his first 10 days on top of a big stimulus plan and an expansive immigration bill.
The region depends on its porous crossings for economic activity. But countries have been quick to point fingers when the coronavirus has spread along shared frontiers.
More problems arise as the Census Bureau rushes to compile information needed for apportionment before Mr. Trump leaves office.
The “public charge” rule was supposed to ensure that green cards go only to self-sufficient immigrants, but in the pandemic, it is driving up hunger and leaving Joe Biden with a quandary.