There are few issues that more clearly define the modern left-right political paradigm than that of immigration.
This was something that the Trump campaign came to realize early in their 2016 bid for the White House, and they soon leaned into their message of a strong enforcement of the already-written immigration laws, and their belief that a “big, beautiful” wall on the southern border was needed to persuade would-be Americans to enter our nation via the naturalization process.
And while there is plenty of evidence of Democrats previously believing the same, when Trump said it, it became automatically “racist” and cruel.
That is perhaps why Joe Biden and team are making an early and heavy statement regarding their own immigration policy this week.
During an interview with NBC News’s Lester Holt, Biden reiterated his plan to give amnesty to the roughly 11 to 22 million illegal aliens living in the U.S. Biden said of his agenda:
Some of it’s going to depend on the kind of cooperation I can or cannot get from the United States Congress. But I am going, I made a commitment, in the first 100 days, I will send an immigration bill to the United States Senate with a pathway to citizenship for over 11 million undocumented people in America.
Of course, the success of Biden’s timeline will depend largely on the results of two Senate races in Georgia that are set to decide the balance of the higher chamber of Congress on January 5th.
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