Biden Open to Breaking his Immigration Bill into Pieces
Immigration Partner Leon Fresco was quoted in a Politico story analyzing how President Joe Biden will approach passage of his immigration reform bill. Hours after his inauguration, Biden introduced a comprehensive reform bill, followed by a series of related executive orders. Although some advocate groups and Congressional Democrats have expressed eagerness to see the bill passed in full, others have cautioned that splitting it into smaller pieces is a more realistic approach. Mr. Fresco commented that he expects the Administration to focus on moving forward with legislation.
"People forget that in 2009 and 2010 that the Obama Administration was in the exact same situation and did not introduce an immigration bill. For the next decade, people criticized the Obama Administration for not having introduced a bill when they had control of the Senate and the House," Fresco added. "Joe Biden is simply not going to repeat that mistake," he said.