Published: Wed, February 03, 2021

Biden presses case for large covid aid package

Biden presses case for large covid aid package

While the new President is keen on reversing some of Trump's immigration policies, he has been cautious on overhauling the whole system altogether in order to prevent a surge in illegal immigration to the US. "I'm eliminating bad policy", he said during a signing ceremony. As Republicans continue to weaponize Biden's calls for unity against him, many Democrats were anxious that Biden and the Democratic-led senate would capitulate to Republican demands.

"We're going to work to undo the moral and national shame of the previous administration", Biden said.

Biden will be looking into whether some families, including parents deported without their children, will be given some sort of legal status in the United States.

Biden also directed a review of proclamations and rules the current administration views as having effectively closed the US border to asylum seekers, and signed an order aimed at restoring trust in the overall immigration system such as through efforts to identify barriers that impede access to immigration benefits. Those include the remain-in-Mexico program that sent more than 60,000 asylum seekers back to Mexico to wait for their claims to be processed in US courts. He has vowed to help countries in Central America address the underlying causes of migration. Anyone who makes over $40,000 would receive a smaller stimulus check than those who make under that threshold. Millions more Americans have immigrants in their families or ancestry.

They're tasked with devising a defense strategy for a former President who faces the impeachment charge of inciting a deadly insurrection at the US Capitol, something that if convicted could also result in him being barred from holding federal office ever again.


Roberta Jacobson, a top Biden aide on border issues, asked Spanish-language media on Friday to discourage audiences from coming to the US border. "It's an endless sadness", said Mara, a Guatemalan mother who was separated from her 10-year-old daughter on the Arizona-Mexico border in July 2017.

Biden continued to maintain that Trump issued executive orders that were "very counterproductive to our security, counterproductive to our country" as he signed the orders at the White House, saying his efforts seek to "re-establish our reputation as being a haven for people in need".

"He supports the efforts by Senator Leader Schumer and Speaker Pelosi to move this package forward", White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said. More lasting changes would have to pass Congress, a daunting job that Trump and his predecessors Barack Obama and George W. Bush failed to achieve. The vote, however, failed by a single vote after Sen.

"President Biden spoke about the need for the Congress to respond boldly and quickly", Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) said Tuesday after the meeting. Democrats are confident they have the votes to adopt the budget, though there is some lingering anxiety among several moderate Blue Dog Democrats that the party should move other smaller relief bills as they wade into the thornier process known as reconciliation.

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