WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Joe Biden dropped by the Capitol on Thursday morning to announce a framework for the Build Back Better Act, his mantelpiece social spending bill.
“The framework includes a separate $100 billion investment in immigration reform that is consistent with the Senate’s reconciliation rules,” a White House fact sheet on the bill published Thursday morning said, “as well as enhancements to reduce backlogs, expand legal representation, and make the asylum system and border processing more efficient and humane.”
A framework is a sort of a deal in Beltway parlance, and many Democratic caucus members in both chambers of Congress have asked to see before fully committing their support to the Build Back Better Act. Immigration reform, however, still faces a challenging road ahead—with a review of a third pitch to include immigration relief in the budget reconciliation going to the Senate Parliamentarian for evaluation this week, according to Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), who serves as both Majority Whip and Judiciary Committee Chair.
Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) is leading a third proposal to the Senate parliamentarian for including immigrant relief in the Build Back Better Act (BBB), Joe Biden’s signature social spending bill. (Reporting by @PabloReports)#LatinoRebelsDChttps://t.co/bbmvJ978e3
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But the announcement by the White House is consistent with the negotiating position held by the House Progressive Caucus since shortly after the budget reconciliation framework of $3.5 trillion dollars was announced over the summer, a negotiating position which includes five pillars, with immigration reform among them.
House progressives have as much or more leverage in the two-track legislative approach as their much-publicized Senate colleagues, Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), who have negotiated for months against some of the bill’s most popular elements.
Pablo Manríquez is the Washington correspondent for Latino Rebels. Twitter: @PabloReports
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This was a TRUMP get rich quick scheme to begin with These kids are going to be SOLD through RELIGIOUS ORPHANAGES for a PRICE. Any idea what a healthy pre teen child goes for on the black market ? THEY ARE GOING TO MAKE A FORTUNE even if they had to pay for their room and board which YOU and I are paying for as TAXPAYERS, or WORSE they may be sold for BODY PARTS,,, ,PUT THEM in a HOLIDAY INN it is 5 times cheaper and the kids can bath and even have a PHONE AND IN SOME ROOMS BREAKFAST, for a fraction of the price,,,, It is called KIDNAPING and holding them for RANSOM ,,TRUMP now demands $800.oo for D N A test in order to return their children to them…
…Illegal immigrants do have limited rights; the right to a fair trial is one of them.This is A MINOR TRESPASSING CHARGE that they not yet even been convicted of for the first commission of any such offense, be fined under title 18 or imprisoned NOT MORE THAN 6 MONTHS,,, or both, TRUMP and JEFF SESSIONS have publicly stated that if TRUMP WERE TO GET HIS WALL the separation of the families would be stopped IF THAT IS NOT TERRORISM tell me what IS…
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