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Politics Biden calls for big budget bill to include immigration

05:16  30 july  2021
05:16  30 july  2021 Source:   reuters.com

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President Joe Biden said on Thursday that a big budget bill being written by Democrats in Congress should tackle immigration . 'I think we sholud include in reconciliation the immigration proposal,' Biden told reporters as he left for Walter Reed, where the first lady is getting a procedure. Biden wants there to be a pathway to citizienship for so- called 'Dreamers,' undocumented Americans who were brought to the country as kid.

Immigration policy of the Joe Biden administration. Language. Watch. Edit. Joe Biden 's immigration policy is primarily based on to reverse many of the immigration policies of the previous Trump administration.

WASHINGTON, July 29 (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden, who has called for providing a pathway to citizenship for so-called Dreamer immigrants, said on Thursday that a big budget bill being written by Democrats in Congress should tackle immigration.

U.S. President Joe Biden answers questions from reporters after speaking about the pace of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccinations in the United States in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., July 29, 2021. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein © Thomson Reuters U.S. President Joe Biden answers questions from reporters after speaking about the pace of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccinations in the United States in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., July 29, 2021. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein

Biden, who made the comment to reporters at the White House, said on Sunday he was uncertain whether a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers could be included in the bill, which Democrats plan to pass without Republican support.

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Democratic lawmakers formally introduced President Biden ’s immigration bill Thursday, saying it is imperative to pass legislation that would repudiate the Trump administration’s rhetoric and allow 11 million unauthorized immigrants in the United States to apply for citizenship. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), the son of Cuban immigrants and the bill ’s sponsor in the Senate, encouraged Democrats to take a “ big , bold” approach to immigration after years of failed attempts. The 353-page bill aims to create the first major immigration overhaul since Republican President Ronald Reagan signed

Biden -Harris transition team officials declined to comment on the record. But on Saturday, Biden 's incoming chief of staff, Ron Klain, sent a memo to the administration's senior staff that said the new president's agenda includes "the immigration bill he will send to Congress on his first day in office Under Biden 's plan, immigrants would become eligible for legal permanent residence after five years and for U.S. citizenship after an additional three years — a faster path to citizenship than in previous immigration bills . But even with Democrats holding the White House and slender majorities in both

Dreamers are immigrants brought to the United States as children who are protected from deportation under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

His latest comments come after he and Vice President Kamala Harris met at the White House with Democratic lawmakers to discuss the DACA program.

"It went very well," Biden said of the meeting, adding he was on board with an immigration proposal being included in the budget reconciliation bill.

Democratic Senator Dick Durbin, who attended the meeting, said Democrats have an opportunity to push for immigration reform via the bill and the president supports the move.

"He (Biden) made it clear to us, unequivocally clear that he stands with our efforts," Durbin told reporters.

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The bill would also reform immigration courts, including increasing the number of judges and expanding their training and giving them more discretion to grant relief to noncitizens. The bill proposes reforms for law enforcement at the border, including more oversight over misconduct and protocols Biden ’s immigration plan has already gotten significant blowback from conservative groups and those who favor reducing immigration . “In the midst of a devastating pandemic, a wrenching economic slowdown, and political instability, the White House signaled that its top priority is amnesty for illegal

“I will introduce an immigration bill immediately,” Biden told reporters Jan. 8. The new waiting period would shave five years off the 13-year delay required under current rules. The bill would not try to gain Republican support by linking the changes to border-security or enforcement measures, the Los Angeles Times reported — a sharp departure from past compromise attempts. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) demonstrators stand outside the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC in June. AFP via Getty Images. That makes it “the most aggressive agenda that I have seen on

Senator Catherine Cortez Masto said there is a chance for the budget reconciliation bill to pass and that lawmakers must use that to do something about a "broken" immigration system. "We have to take that opportunity," she said.

The meeting follows a ruling by a federal judge in Texas earlier this month that said that the DACA program could no longer accept new applications.

Senate Democratic leaders this month told other members the budget measure would open the door to legislation on climate measures, social spending, and extension of a child tax credit.

However, it remains unclear if the Senate parliamentarian, who decides which provisions may be included in a budget package, will approve inclusion of an immigration measure.

Most bills in the U.S. Senate require support from 60 of the 100 members to be taken up for a vote. With the U.S. Senate evenly divided between Democrats and Republicans, the rule has threatened to stall Biden's agenda.

Budget reconciliation measures, however, can clear the chamber on a simple majority vote, in which case Vice President Kamala Harris could break the tie.

DACA protects recipients from deportation, grants them work authorization and access to driver's licenses, and in some cases better access to financial aid for education. It does not provide a path to citizenship.

People protected under DACA primarily are young Hispanic adults born in Mexico and countries in Central and South America who were brought to the United States as children. (Reporting by Nandita Bose; Writing by Tim Ahmann; Editing by Chris Reese and Sandra Maler)

Biden's immigration plan runs into on-the-ground realities .
The president of Guatemala had a private piece of advice for Vice President Kamala Harris when she visited earlier this summer, on her goal of slowing the rush of hopeful migrants to the US border with Mexico. © PAUL RATJE/AFP/Getty Images Migrant families are processed by United States Border Patrol after crossing the Rio Grande into the United States in Roma, Texas, on July 8, 2021. Be more assertive, President Alejandro Giammattei told her.

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