Biden’s First 100 Days: What To Expect With Immigration Policy

President-Elect Joe Biden is planning to introduce a new comprehensive immigration reform bill without any new enforcement provisions on his first day in office.

AP:

“SAN DIEGO (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden’s decision to immediately ask Congress to offer legal status to an estimated 11 million people in the country has surprised advocates given how the issue has long divided Democrats and Republicans, even within their own parties.

Biden will announce legislation his first day in office to provide a path to citizenship for millions of immigrants in the United States illegally, according to four people briefed on his plans.

The president-elect campaigned on a path to citizenship for the roughly 11 million people in the U.S. illegally, but it was unclear how quickly he would move while wrestling with the coronavirus pandemic, the economy and other priorities. For advocates, memories were fresh of presidential candidate Barack Obama pledging an immigration bill his first year in office, in 2009, but not tackling the issue until his second term. …”

We knew this big fight was coming.

The incoming Biden administration is telling this new caravan that is on the way from Central America that it is not going to get into the United States. At least not yet.

NBC News:

“WASHINGTON — As thousands of Honduran migrants make their way to the U.S. border, the incoming Biden administration, just days from taking office, has a message: Don’t come now.

President-elect Joe Biden has promised an end to the strict immigration policies of the Trump administration, which focused on building a border wall and restricting eligibility for asylum.

But those promises may be put to the test in the new government’s first days. If would-be emigrants from Central America perceive that now is the time to travel to the U.S., the southern border could quickly be overwhelmed before systems are put in place to handle the influx. …”

Unlike previous attempts at comprehensive immigration reform when the Democrats controlled the Senate (the last such bill passed in 2013 with 14 Republican votes), the ask here is for an amnesty for all 11 million illegal aliens without any new stepped up enforcement measures.

Los Angeles Times:

“During his first days in office, President-elect Joe Biden plans to send a groundbreaking legislative package to Congress to address the long-elusive goal of immigration reform, including what’s certain to be a controversial centerpiece: a pathway to citizenship for an estimated 11 million immigrants who are in the country without legal status, according to immigrant rights activists in communication with the Biden-Harris transition team.

The bill also would provide a shorter pathway to citizenship for hundreds of thousands of people with temporary protected status and beneficiaries of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals who were brought to the U.S. as children, and probably also for certain front-line essential workers, vast numbers of whom are immigrants.

In a significant departure from many previous immigration bills passed under both Democratic and Republican administrations, the proposed legislation would not contain any provisions directly linking an expansion of immigration with stepped-up enforcement and security measures, said Marielena Hincapié, executive director of the National Immigration Law Center and its Immigrant Justice Fund, who has been consulted on the proposal by Biden staffers.

Both Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris have said their legislative proposal would include a pathway to citizenship for millions of immigrants in the U.S. illegally, and The Times has confirmed the bold opening salvo that the new administration plans in its first days doesn’t include the “security first” political concessions of past efforts.

“This notion concerning immigration enforcement and giving Republicans everything they kept asking for … was flawed from the beginning,” she said.”

Sen. Dick Durbin who has been pushing for comprehensive immigration reform for decades knows the reality of the situation: a 50/50 Senate and 50/50 Senate Judiciary Committee.

Politico:

“Still, soon-to-be Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin acknowledged the dicey road ahead with a tied Senate and slim majority in the House. “I am realistic. I have been in the middle of this battle for two decades,” said Durbin, adding that he has to take Biden’s immigration goals and “ translate them into a 50-50 Senate and a 50-50 Senate Judiciary committee.”

“I’m not ruling out a larger bill, but I want to take it a step at a time,” said Durbin (D-Ill.), who along with Menendez, has started conversations with his GOP colleagues. “I don’t want to overplay my hand. I want to be mindful that bipartisan support is essential to victory in the Senate.”

In 2013, 14 Republicans voted for the bill including Marco Rubio and it was used against him to devastating effect by Donald Trump in the 2016 Republican primary. The only other Republicans who are still around from 2013 are Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski and Lindsey Graham. Back then, comprehensive immigration reform was a top priority of the Republican Party because of the 2012 GOP autopsy. In contrast, Trump made major inroads with the Hispanic vote in the 2020 election and no one is really saying that comprehensive immigration reform is necessary anymore for the GOP to become a “multiracial, multiethnic working class party.” The Democrats are alienating Hispanics with wokeness.

In 2021, there are only 48 Democrats, 2 Independents and Kamala Harris as a tie breaking vote in the Senate. In 2013, there were 52 Democrats and 2 Independents who voted for the bill and only 6 Republicans were needed for a cloture vote. The hurdle which will make or break this bill in the post-Trump Senate is 10 Republican votes. By offering nothing on border security in exchange for a mass amnesty, the Democrats are giving Republicans the out to shoot it down. It seems likely this bill will pass the House and die in the Senate like the Equality Act. We will still need to mobilize against it though. In particular, we need to target Democrats in the House and Senate who represent purple states and districts and let them know that voting for amnesty is the quickest way to share Doug Jones’s fate.

Note: Dan Stein, the president of FAIR, breaks down what to expect on the immigration front from the Biden administration.

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38 Comments

  1. I voted for Trump, don’t look at me. Where I live is not Alabama. We have hundreds of thousands right in my city. I trip over them. That many.

    Hope this Biden thing hits your areas too. If that’s were this is going. Crime wave where I am right now. Those savages will be in CA, NV and AZ.

    And they get busy. Not very polite people.

    • Ron I can go a day without seeing anyone but South Americans and especially Indians and Pakistanis. The Hispanics are at least pleasant and dont speak to you like a peasant who is in their country. It hit so quickly that it blows the mind but Trump would have done nothing different. You lose either way

  2. Things in Las Vegas, where I live. It’s picked up. Not what is what last year. Crime wave. Won’t get into details but there are people out here going hard.

    None our kids are in school. Our economy is gone. Gone. Tense, it will get more hectic. Real stuff. Check out my local newspaper.

    Voting for Biden…

    • had Drumpf deported the 30 million (actual) illegals in ‘Murka…

      they wouldn’t be here to get legalized. But he

      did nothing. See

      if you can figure out why.

    • Ron, i didn’t vote period in 2020. You ignore that it was under Zio Don that all these “immigrant” invaders upon whom you are tripping as you walk not just remained, they increased. Trump deported even less than Jew puppet Obama. Keep telling yourself there’s major differences between the GOP & Democrats.

      But i’d take an enemy who makes clear he is an enemy over a false friend if i could not avoid having to choose. Trump was the enemy who pretends to be a friend.

      • @Psychelon I say the same thing all the time. I will always prefer and respect an enemy who declares they hate me and seek to destroy everything I love more so than underhanded rats and false friends.

  3. You were warned that agitating against Trump would have real world consequences adverse to your stated positions on public policy. You chose to continue pushing the Establishment narrative. Enjoy the fruits of your labor of hate. Pleasant dreams. BTW, Jack and Mark will shut you down. Oops.

      • MIGApedes forget that Trump was gearing up to push for amnesty back in February and March until covid hit. It was part of the brilliant Kushner campaign strategy.

        At this point, I don’t think it really matters. The immigrants are here already and the two parties have made it clear that neither have any intention of ever kicking them out. If they are here to stay, doesn’t really matter if they’re legal or illegal.

    • You are forgetting that Trump kept making rhetorical suggestions that he was open to amnesty and generally sold out on immigration more and more as time went on. He didn’t even mention immigration in the debates. Had Trump doubled down on his 2016 immigration positions in this campaign, he probably would have won. Instead, pandering to blacks and jews was the centerpiece of his messaging. Build the wall, deport them all was replaced with “platinum plan” welfare for blacks and Israel first.

      Imagine a “nationalist populist” proposing one of the most massive welfares programs in history, only for blacks, mind you, as a centerpiece reelection strategy. Well you don’t have to imagine it, that’s what Trump did. You have to accept that many people, not just the alt-right, were turned off by that kind of crude, radical, anti-white pandering. It made Trump look like a sociopathic con artist and turned a broad swathe of voters off. That’s on Trump and not anyone else.

      Deal with it. Your boy just did a terrible job because he’s an idiot. The Nationalist movement is moving on and building.

  4. I guess they’re not too concerned with the “pandemic” if they’re going to let 11 million illegal beaners come over unvetted.

  5. What is going to happen is there will be the constant scream of “this is because Biden one. MAGA” because I have seen it all over Twitter all day. Even our guys fall for it so even if excommunicated Trump will remain a big factor. I understand to a degree because to not support either of the choices seems hopeless and at this point most people cant see beyond pick a or pick b. Maybe Trump winning and another four years of foreign policy and amnesty might have been a good thing I dont even know anymore HW. None of the choices or outcomes seems good right now

    • Pope Francis of the Roman Catholic Vatican says,

      “Migrants always bring riches!”

      Pope Frankie enjoys the globalist lulz with his friend George Soros

      But seriously, the alliance across the board between ‘Christian leaders’ and globalists is quite torpedo-ing Christian loyalty amongst youth … and with the Bible ‘outdated’ in terms of the poz agenda, those groomed in globalism are quickly de-churched anyway

      The Christian groups best preserving national-identity and trad views are the Christian Orthodox

      But otherwise you can find more based Buddhists than you can Christian leaders

  6. First, the 11 million number is a laughable falsehood. During the 2006-2007 amnesty battle led by Bush, John McCain & Ted Kennedy, the media every day told us that there were 12 million illegals here. Our side knew that this was a lowball figure- the Bear Sterns report confirmed this- in 2006, there probably was about 20 – 22 million illegal aliens in the US. We also know from Border Patrol at least one million illegals slip thru each and every year, un -caught…. ( during peak of the 2008-9 great recession, the inflow actually did stop to the point of there being net loss , but that was brief). So do the math and we have well over 30 million illegals here right now.
    Trump put into place I think 400 orders, directives etc dealing with immigration, built 400 miles of wall or replacement fencing, did moderate enforcement measures here and there, etc. Biden will go for broke- not just amnesty but citizenship for these 30 + million illegals. Most businesses don’t want full legalization as that would mean they would have to pay a full wage to these people, so don’t think Trump would have gone that far.

  7. “We will still need to mobilize against it though. In particular, we need to target Democrats in the House and Senate, who represent purple states and districts and let them know that voting for amnesty is the quickest way to share Doug Jones’s fate.”

    Nah. Hispanics are reliable populist voters. 11 million more legalized populist votes is good for your side. In future elections, 11 million more votes makes it more likely that your side will be able to vote in Democrats who will support policies like a wealth tax. Why let Racism derail that? The Left is correct about how the White Working Class is so easily subdued by hatred for POC’s, in this case, Brown People. Once again, the 5% is willing to cockblock its own economic interests because its hates people with dark skin.

      • Most voters who support Populist Economics also support Open Borders and are anti-racist. You can say the same is true of Conservatives and Libertarians, but the difference is, those groups don’t care if their economic policies result in racial disparities – which of course, they do – whereas Populists pride themselves on Economic Equality. Populism has always been undermined by Racism, as the Left has warned about for years.

    • “Hispanics are reliable populist voters. 11 million more legalized populist votes is good”:

      No because they will vote for RIGHT-wing “populism.” The average Jose is just as entrepreneurial, and “American Dream” minded, as the average Joe. Through inter- ethnic, cultural division, the elites are able to rule the lower class of all racial or ethnic groups, making them envy and compete against each other.

      • Twitter, 4chan, etc has a theme of ‘castizo futurism’ –

        Accepting that the USA is now ethnically a Latino state, with white-whites essentially a minority

        But looking at this positively in that in Latin countries, Mexico, Brasil etc, whites are thought of as not only ok, but often an admired group, and are not being hounded as they are in the very-Jewish-influenced USA

        It is thought that anti-white racism will, over time, burn out

        In the USA, inter-ethnic marriages between whites and Latinos are not only super-common, but also amongst the most successful category of marriages

        Latinas are bringing to marriages a strong dose of traditional feminity and family values

        Hispanics will increasingly themselves seek to block immigration so as not to totally ruin the USA golden goose

        The bitter Democrats seeking to degrade and dominate others – weaponised minorities, angry feminazis, white shitelibs – might be increasingly put into a box and sidelined as things continue, especially amidst economic difficulties ahead

        • “inter-ethnic marriages between whites and Latinos are not only super-common, but also amongst the most successful category of marriages”:

          How is it a success to obliterate ethnicity?

          “Hispanics will increasingly themselves seek to block immigration so as not to totally ruin the USA golden goose”:

          Yes, the “Latins” are often even more entrepreneurial and money-motivated (usurious) than northern-European ethnic group desdendents. So then, what ethnic groups’ immigration do you think they will be trying to block to maximize their money making opportunities? Asian and African?

          And what about the almost-pure indigenous people, the Indians, from Latin America who immigrate here? They are generally despised and discriminated against by the more Spanish and Portuguese descended through Latin America.

          • You are assuming that they will lose their ethnic consciousness completely here, and atomise fully as individual competitors in the rat race, and support blocking other immigrants from their own home countries – the “Last man out” syndrome. Probably true. However it is not up to ordinary people to decide about immigration. It is up to the elites and the logic (necessity) of Empire itself, whether immigration should be restricted, unrestricted, or deliberately further increased.

    • “Why let racism derail that”. In addition to sticking to the idiotic 11 million number anyone who claims not wanting to be swamped by foreign people makes you racist needs to be shut down. For thousands of years sovereign states and peoples have viewed it as their right to protect theie people and borders. This whole “you’re racist. They are just 30 million more human beings” is dishonest and an ass.

      No one actually believes that and even the most vocal Leftist or anti white knows it. Pelosi, Trump, Greenblatt at the ADL, Jack on Twitter, Zuckerberg and all the celebrity blue checks who set policy get to live in their own small gated worlds. They dont have to leave the home of their great great grandparents and not be able to find anything but Sikhs and signs in sanskrit. Or where my apartment is, nothing but bodega and African hair braiding salons if lucky and not check cashing and liquor stores. This is why we cannot even hold a conversation because no one wants to be honest

  8. Honduras, from which three more non-white worker caravans are moving toward the U.S. border now, is a VERY colonized nation. As “Uncle Ho” (President of Vietnam) said, “Imperialism, that uses White workers to colonize non-white countries, and uses non-white workers of colonized countries against the non-white workers of other colonized countries, finally uses the non-whites of the colonized countries to rule the White workers at home.” Do not expect to improve the system and do not expect the system to change. Fake reforms such as “pandemic relief” will not slow the pace of global plundering, exploitation and immigration.

  9. Many of these millions of immigrants who are agrarian, torn from their roots in the soil of other countries by cruel neoliberalism, want to (deserve to) obtain a share of the farm land of the U.S. Meanwhile land prices soar beyond reach for small family farmers, and Bill Gates becomes the largest owner of farm land in the U.S.

    • Anonymous NOT OUR PROBLEM. Stop with this bleeding heart garbage and claiming to know why these people come here. As Mosley and Powell both said “our first responsibility is to take care of our own people. Then we should use excess to help others in need”. Genociding my own people and culture is not a trade off because Indian tech workers can make more money here or a dirt farmer in Honduras is dealing with gang problems. Pray for them. Give to a reputable charity to help them. Volunteer in the Peace Corp.

      Destroying my people and my culture is off the table. Keep pushing this and our Christian virtues might reach an end. Till then may the Lord be with you and all people. Leave us alone

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