Presidential Transitions, Administrative Agencies, and Rulemaking

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This week, we look at how presidential transitions impact public policy such as immigration.

Provide a brief description of the immigration policy you selected. Then explain how a presidential transition affected at least one administrative agency and its rules related to the policy. In your explanation, be sure to include brief descriptions of specific rules that were altered, created, or withdrawn.

Please include an in-text Bluebook citation, if referencing cases, as well as a citation in the reference list.

Support your response using the Learning Resources and other scholarly resources. View the list of the types of resources below.

Required Resources


  • Kerwin, C. M., & Furlong, S. R. (2010). Rulemaking: How government agencies write law and make policy (4th ed.). Washington, DC: CQ Press.
    • Chapter 1, “The Substance of Rules and the Reasons for Rulemaking” (pp. 33–36)
    • Chapter 2, “The Process of Rulemaking” (pp. 75–86)
    • Chapter 7, “Rulemaking: Theories and Reform Proposals” (pp. 276–280)
  • Batkins, S., & Brannon, I. (2013). No ‘midnight’ after this election. Regulation, 36(1), 4–6.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
  • Bolton, A., Potter, R. A., & Thrower, S. (2015). Organizational capacity, regulatory review, and the limits of political control. Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, 32(2), 242–271. doi: 10.1093/jleo/ewv025
    Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
  • Cook, B. J. (2015). Curing the mischiefs of faction in the American administrative state. The American Review of Public Administration, 46(1), 3–27. doi: 10.1177/0275074015612160
    Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
  • West, W. F. (2015). The administrative presidency as reactive oversight: Implications for positive and normative theory. Public Administrative Review, 75(4), 523–533.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

Optional Resources

  • Clark, R. C., Ochs, H. L., & Frazier, M. (2013). Representative bureaucracy: The politics of access to policy-making positions in the federal executive service. Public Personnel Management, 42(1), 75–89.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library databases

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School: UT Austin



Presidential Transitions and Immigration Policy Change
Institutional Affiliation



Presidential transition in U.S history has always been the transfer of executive power to
the president-elect from a seating president. During the period which begins on November 4 to
inauguration date ensures that the president-elect gets to terms with the workings of the nation
while at the same time outlining his po...

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