Liberals are furious to learn that Joe Biden will not roll back President Trump’s immigration wins if he takes office.
According to The Daily Wire:
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and other progressives are taking aim at Joe Biden Tuesday after an aide to the transition team admitted that Biden’s incoming administration does not plan to roll back President Donald Trump’s immigration policies wholesale.
Biden’s presidential campaign routinely referenced plans to end controverisal Trump administration immigration policies, including the “Remain in Mexico” policy which prevented asylum seekers from entering the United States until their claims could be adjudicated. Biden also pledged to freeze deportations for 100 days, limit immigration arrests, and loosen restrictions that kept the United States-Mexico border shut for most of the coronavirus pandemic.
On Tuesday, however, aides with the Biden transition team tried to tamp down expectations on immigration policy, telling reporters on a phone call that changes in immigration policy will be slower, and potentially more modest than initially expected.
“This is an area of policy-making where there has been grave damage done by the current administration. They have created chaos. They’ve even weaponized the immigration system to separate children from their families,” the aide said.
Ilham Omar responded:
This is a classic bait and switch. It perpetuates Trump’s dehumanization of migrants and breaks a core campaign promise. Democrats lose big when administrations won’t fulfill their promise. I urge the Biden transition team to reconsider this position. https://t.co/8BcztVHJMl
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) December 22, 2020
Old Joe may not be the savior they hoped for after all.