Party in the U.S.A: COVID relief, plus the future of immigration
President Joe Biden has his biggest moment yet — the passage of his $1.9 trillion dollar COVID-19 relief bill.
It’s one of the largest expansions of federal social support in the U.S. in decades, bringing aid to tens of millions of people.
But another area where President Biden had promised to distinguish himself from his predecessor — the immigration file — is proving more difficult.
He’s promised to usher in a new, more humane system and erase Trump’s controversial legacy on immigration policy.
But with a burgeoning border crisis and no consensus even within the party, the reform he’s promised could be out of reach.
Elamin is joined by Kadia Goba, a Congress reporter for Axios, and freelance journalist Tanvi Misra who covers immigration in Washington D.C.