Biden presses case for large covid aid package

Grant Boone
February 3, 2021

She said: "We need to find out where these kids are and where their parents are".

Teenagers are seen in a cage during a protest of global labor groups, civil society and students against the policy of migrant family separation along the US-Mexico border on June 17, 2019 in front of the United Nations offices in Geneva.

Manchin, who is considered a key swing vote in the chamber where the partisan balance hangs at an even 50-50, promised that Republicans would have input in passing additional relief legislation.

The White House did not immediately respond to an email seeking more details about the composition and mechanics of the task force, and by press time, the administration released only an executive order announcing a separate White House Domestic Policy Council, dedicated to broader immigration policy.

It remains unclear whether Biden's executive orders on Tuesday will address two Trump proclamations that banned the issuance of many work and immigrant visas, which Trump had said would protect American jobs during the coronavirus pandemic. It called the president's actions a monumental first step.

President Joe Biden will join Senate Democrats for a virtual lunch Tuesday to discuss his $1.9 trillion coronavirus rescue plan as Congress sets up votes to fast-track the sweeping aid package toward eventual approval with or without Republican support.

Biden affirmed to the group, however, that he was prepared to push through a comprehensive bill with a party-line vote, Psaki said.

He did, however, mandate a review of the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), a Trump program that ordered 65,000 asylum seekers to wait in Mexico for their USA court hearings. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, said, "He didn't say that, nor did we say we're willing to come up" from the GOP plan.

The Biden administration has already stopped adding people to the program but has not yet outlined how it will process the claims of those already enrolled.

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"We want to put into place an immigration process here that is humane, that is moral, that considers applications for refugees, that considers applications for people to come into this country at the border in a way that treats people as human beings".

Pro-immigration groups largely applauded Biden's latest moves, though they were more muted than the almost-giddy reception to the president's first-day actions.

Mr Trump won the presidency in 2016 while making border security a major theme of his campaign.

If Mr Biden fails to prevent surges in illegal immigration at the border it will give ammunition to Republicans in the congressional elections next year.

"There's no question that if you begin doing things which break precedent or break tradition, the other side is going to do that when they're in charge", says Romney. -Mexico border wall in Alamo, Texas, on 12 January, 2021.

The review is expected to start the process to rescind it, according to two people familiar with the plan.

The review will address the possibility of legal status in the United States for separated families and providing mental health services. The children are living with relatives or in foster care, an attorney representing plaintiffs in the litigation told Reuters. The task force will make recommendations on how to do it, working with representatives of families and other stakeholders, officials said.

The newly confirmed Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas has been tapped to spearhead the new taskforce and ensure these kids get back to their families and loved ones.

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