HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Biden pick creates furor,...

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 12:26 PM

Biden pick creates furor, underscoring bitterness over Obama immigration policy [View all]

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

8 replies, 966 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 8 replies Author Time Post
Reply Biden pick creates furor, underscoring bitterness over Obama immigration policy [View all]
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