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Wed Sep 9, 2020, 12:26 PM

Biden pick creates furor, underscoring bitterness over Obama immigration policy

Immigration advocates are livid over the Biden transition team’s addition of Cecilia Muñoz, a former Obama administration official who was the public face of that administration’s immigration policy.

Muñoz, who once served as the head of former President Obama’s White House Domestic Policy Council, was named by the Biden campaign Friday as part of a group of eight new senior transition advisers.

The pick was quickly criticized by immigration reform advocates, a reaction that exhibited both ideological divides within the Democratic Party and a lingering resentment felt by many immigration advocates over the actions of the Obama administration, particularly in its first term.

“Huge mistake. Huge. Huge mistake. Worst part? We have no other option. I guess we gotta pick our opponent. That’s what it has come down to,” wrote Erika Andiola, an immigrant rights activist and advocacy director for The Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services.

more: https://thehill.com/policy/515581-biden-pick-creates-furor-underscoring-bitterness-over-obama-immigration-policy

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Reply Biden pick creates furor, underscoring bitterness over Obama immigration policy (Original post)
Jose Garcia Sep 2020 OP
SoonerPride Sep 2020 #1
liberalmuse Sep 2020 #2
Jose Garcia Sep 2020 #4
awesomerwb1 Sep 2020 #3
Demsrule86 Sep 2020 #5
Thekaspervote Sep 2020 #6
Budi Sep 2020 #7
treestar Sep 2020 #8

Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 12:27 PM

1. "furor"

The Hill can pound sand.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 12:34 PM

2. The 1 time I wrote a less than enthusiastic letter to President Obama

Was in regards to his immigration policy. I really had an issue with it. Not good news, but it's certainly a better than having Miller in charge of concentration camps. We will need to push Biden to ensure his immigration policy is better than President Obama's.

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Response to liberalmuse (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 12:44 PM

4. President Obama's policy focused on deporting those who committed other crimes

I'm not sure why this is so controversial.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 12:39 PM

3. Absolute furor!!

So strong it can be seen and felt from outer space!

The Hill, clickbait.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 12:49 PM

5. The Dreamers are only here because of President Obama...and they won't be here if Biden doesn't win.

Trump- caged babies and has jailed thousands.

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #5)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 12:52 PM

6. This!!

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 12:54 PM

7. The Hill should have named the 8 others. This is a hit piece on ONE of 8.

There are 4 co-chairs.

The bs article names only one other.

Along with Muñoz’s appointment, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) was announced as one of four co-chairs for the transition team, a hierarchical step above Muñoz.

Lujan Grisham led the Congressional Hispanic Caucus in the first two years of the Trump administration and was a vocal defender of immigrant rights and proponent of immigration reform.

Winning over Latino voters, in any event, is likely to come down to Biden himself.

Biden’s case that he’s different from Obama on immigration will be aided by his running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), who has one of the most liberal records in the Senate on immigration.
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Who are the other 8 on the Team with Munoz?

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 12:57 PM

8. FFS

This is no time for this.

President Obama was wonderful with immigration! He made the DACA program and exercised prosecutorial discretion.

Some people think no one should be deported, ever. President Obama enforced the law - those illegally here are deportable.

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