Biden’s boss back 12 year’s ago President Obama tried to get a deal with Republican’s in Congress on immigration….
To set up the deal Obama went hard down illegal immigration …Deporting a LOT of undocumented people…In the end?
Republicans said thank you for the deportations but we ain’t gonna do a deal….
This cost Obama and Biden politically…
Of course under Trump and his trusty anti -immigration assistant Stephen Miller there has been super strong efforts to cut off the flow of people trying to ‘come to America’….
The enforcement efforts have resulted in the US Government wearhousing children separated for their parents, sub-human detention facilities and countless illegal actions that judges have tried to overturn….(Even the Border cops no happy with)…
With Joe Biden getting ready to take over with a immigrant turned US citizen Homeland boss?
Immigrant advocacy groups are reminding the media and Biden people of the Obama era actions that seemed no better than the Trump admin actions of the last 4 years….
Immigration has been the ‘new’ blood for America and everybody here?
Has family that came from somewhere else….
So far, advocates are encouraged by Biden’s pick to lead the Department of Homeland Security: Alejandro Mayorkas, a Cuban-born lawyer and one of the architects of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Still, they’re gearing up to ensure Biden keeps immigration a top focus amid a long list of competing interests, from coronavirus response to climate change to racial equity.
Biden already has a long to-do list to rebuild the U.S. immigration system. But he could be hamstrung by a divided Congress that’s never managed to pass comprehensive immigration reform.
“Hell yeah, I’m optimistic. I don’t know what the hell we were going to do if Trump won again,” said Marisa Franco, executive director of Mijente, a grassroots Latinx advocacy group. “But then the other side of me is like, ‘I know how this works.’”
“Nothing is going to be enough that [Biden] does and that’s the same issue that folks in the crime-and-justice movement have and folks in policing [reform] have. I think it’s very possible for things to get lost and that’s what our job is: To make sure it doesn’t,” Franco added.
Biden must move quickly to prove he has learned from President Barack Obama’s mistakes on immigration. Obama — despite creating DACA — was dubbed “deporter in chief” and is known for expanding the detention of immigrant families and dragging his feet on major immigration legislation…
Much of Biden’s immigration agenda won’t happen overnight — regardless of whether he personally prioritizes it or not. Executive orders won’t override all of Trump’s actions and the process for implementing new regulations requires multiple bureaucratic hurdles.
One challenge will be building a better asylum system, particularly at the U.S.-Mexico border. And that could be even more complicated if migration to the border surges early next year. And the recent hurricanes in Central America, the economic downturn and Trump’s departure makes a surge a distinct possibility.
“Long term, they can change policies, but it will take time to do it,” said Andrew Selee, president of the Migration Policy Institute. “And I don’t think they’re going to have any new tools in the tool kit on Day One to handle that.”
That means the Biden administration will be forced to keep a lot of Trump measures at the border, while they try to build a better system, Selee said.