Calls For “Unity” Out The Window After Biden Forces Immigration Agenda

Joe Biden told the Congressional Hispanic Caucus that he plans to jam total amnesty for illegal immigrants through Congress with a simple Democratic majority. Both Republicans and Democrats have used said tactic – budget reconciliation – to bypass the required majority needed to pass bills.

“He said he was committed to making those statements publicly,” Rep. Darren Soto (D-FL) revealed.

The Hispanic Caucus met with Biden at the White House earlier this week.

Rep. Soto told reporters that Biden plans to announce his plan for total amnesty during a planned Congressional address later this month.

Hispanic Caucus Chair Rep. Raul Ruiz reiterated Biden’s plan, saying, “The President supports a pathway to citizenship through budget reconciliation.”

In a readout of the meeting, the White House claimed Biden discussed “immigration reform and a humanitarian response at the border.”

The Senate parliamentarian would have to approve of budget reconciliation if Biden hopes to pass amnesty through a simple Democrat majority – which has proved difficult in the past. A refusal from the parliamentarian would likely narrow any amnesty options for any future budget reconciliation package.

Earlier this year, the Senate parliamentarian ruled against the Democrats $15 minimum wage measure in their multi-trillion dollar COVID stimulus package, saying such budgetary changes would need Republican support.

Author: Nolan Sheridan