What might Joe Biden have planned for a 2021 America?
On Tuesday, he indicated an initial move.
During an interview, the Democrat reaffirmed an idea for millions of the nation’s illegal immigrants: Make them all citizens.
Here’s how Joe — who, of course, hasn’t yet been declared winner of the election — put it:
“I’m going to make 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.”
It’s not his first time to make the claim. You may recall October’s debate:
Speaking to NBC News, for the health of the nation, he added, he’ll be un-Trumping the joint:
“I will also be moving to do away with some of the, I think, very damaging executive orders that have significantly impacted on making the climate worse and making us less healthy.”
Per The Daily Wire, the former VP’s also pledged to increase the number of refugees admitted into the U.S.
For 2020, the President placed a cap at 18,000. Under Obama, 2016 saw roughly 85,000.
Trump had set 2021’s ceiling at 15,000.
Inbox: Trump administration announces refugee cap of 15,000 in 2021, including 6,000 spots carried over from this year due to Covid.
That's down from an 18,000 ceiling in 2019 and nearly 85,000 refugees taken in under Obama in FY2016. pic.twitter.com/vOQsssryxG
— Andrew Solender (@AndrewSolender) October 28, 2020
Before President Trump took office, the U.S. resettled 80,000+ refugees on average per year. Next year’s ceiling for admissions: 15,000. And even fewer will be let in. That cap MUST be raised. We can’t abandon America’s global leadership role by turning our back on these people. pic.twitter.com/lFyPBtxTp1
— Senator Dianne Feinstein (@SenFeinstein) October 22, 2020
Joe’s going for a reeeal headline-maker.
As previously reported by RedState’s Mike Miller, Biden aims to raise the roof to the tune of 125,000.
Another change: Joe wants to put the kibosh on the Trump White House’s travel ban applied to, in the words of the Wire, “nations that are considered to be hot beds of terrorism.”
But if inaugurated, how much will he will able to do?
It depends, in part, on how the Senate turns out.
At the moment, Georgia’s looking at two runoff elections.
If one Republican wins, the GOP maintains control.
Otherwise, Chuck Schumer’s promised to “change America.”
.@ChuckSchumer said it best: "Now, we take Georgia. Then we change America."
— The Senate Majority (@NRSC) November 7, 2020
But however it goes, some across the aisle may refuse to gel with Joe.
Take a congressman with the same name but a very different disposition — Joe Manchin.
This month, the Democratic West Virginia senator gave assurance to Fox News:
“[T]here’s a lot of people that are concerned. There’s a lot of fear tactics that are being used right now… … If both of the Georgia senators were elected from the Democratic Party, then that would be 50/50 — if both Dan Sullivan and Thom Tillis win. 50/50 means there’s a tie. But if one senator does not vote on the Democratic side, there is no tie and there is no bill… So I commit to you tonight, and I commit to all of your viewers and everyone else that’s watching. I wanna alay those fears, I want to rest those fears for you right now, because, when they talk about, whether it be packing the courts or ending the filibuster, I will not vote to do that. I will not vote to pack the courts…and I will not vote to end the filibuster. … I don’t know of any of the Democrats in the caucus that are for defunding the police. We’re not for that whatsoever. And when they talk about, basically Medicare for All? We can’t even pay for Medicare for some. It doesn’t make any sense at all.”
West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin says "I will not vote to pack the courts. I will not vote to end the filibuster… I don't know of any Democrats in the caucus that are for defunding the police… We can't even pay for Medicare for some." pic.twitter.com/Se8L6Jxljq
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) November 9, 2020
In a myriad of ways, Biden’s potential for revolution remains to be seen.
But one thing’s for sure: Democrats would love to welcome 11 million new voters at once.
And if they can…they will.
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