(Godt 600 anholdte ved udlændingepolitisk aktion i Senatsbygning, 2018)
Tilbage i sommeren 2018 blev godt 600 udlændingepolitiske aktivister anholdt i en Senatsbygning i Washington, og blandt de demonstrerende var flere senatorer, herunder Demokraten Elizabeth Warren. Det lykkedes ikke at få stoppet Trumps grænsekontrol, men fire år med Joe Biden ved magten skal nok gøre en forskel. Demokratisk kernevælger-import omtalt hos AP – Biden to prioritize legal status for millions of immigrants.
“President-elect Joe Biden’s decision to immediately ask Congress to offer legal status to an estimated 11 million people in the country has surprised advocates given how the issue has long divided Democrats and Republicans, even within their own parties.
Biden will announce legislation his first day in office to provide a path to citizenship for millions of immigrants in the United States illegally, according to four people briefed on his plans.
The president-elect campaigned on a path to citizenship for the roughly 11 million people in the U.S. illegally, but it was unclear how quickly he would move while wrestling with the coronavirus pandemic, the economy and other priorities. …
Biden’s plan is the polar opposite of Donald Trump, whose successful 2016 presidential campaign rested in part on curbing or stopping illegal immigration.
‘This really does represent a historic shift from Trump’s anti-immigrant agenda that recognizes that all of the undocumented immigrants that are currently in the United States should be placed on a path to citizenship,’ said Marielena Hincapie, executive director of the National Immigration Law Center, who was briefed on the bill.”
What was seared in their mind was family separation. They took it out on the Republican Party in 2018 and they took it out on Trump in 2020. … To put a really fine point on it, they want to end the cruelty of the Trump administration.“ (Ali Noorani, ‘National Immigration Forum’)