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Jose Garcia

(2,718 posts)
Wed Sep 9, 2020, 12:26 PM Sep 2020

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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Biden pick creates furor, underscoring bitterness over Obama immigration policy (Original Post) Jose Garcia Sep 2020 OP
"furor" SoonerPride Sep 2020 #1
The 1 time I wrote a less than enthusiastic letter to President Obama liberalmuse Sep 2020 #2
President Obama's policy focused on deporting those who committed other crimes Jose Garcia Sep 2020 #4
Absolute furor!! awesomerwb1 Sep 2020 #3
The Dreamers are only here because of President Obama...and they won't be here if Biden doesn't win. Demsrule86 Sep 2020 #5
This!! Thekaspervote Sep 2020 #6
The Hill should have named the 8 others. This is a hit piece on ONE of 8. Budi Sep 2020 #7
FFS treestar Sep 2020 #8

liberalmuse

(18,768 posts)
2. The 1 time I wrote a less than enthusiastic letter to President Obama
Wed Sep 9, 2020, 12:34 PM
Sep 2020

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.

Jose Garcia

(2,718 posts)
4. President Obama's policy focused on deporting those who committed other crimes
Wed Sep 9, 2020, 12:44 PM
Sep 2020

I'm not sure why this is so controversial.

Demsrule86

(69,911 posts)
5. The Dreamers are only here because of President Obama...and they won't be here if Biden doesn't win.
Wed Sep 9, 2020, 12:49 PM
Sep 2020

Trump- caged babies and has jailed thousands.

 

Budi

(15,325 posts)
7. The Hill should have named the 8 others. This is a hit piece on ONE of 8.
Wed Sep 9, 2020, 12:54 PM
Sep 2020

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?

treestar

(82,383 posts)
8. FFS
Wed Sep 9, 2020, 12:57 PM
Sep 2020

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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