During an NBC interview, Joe Biden said he would immediately move to grant citizenship to millions of illegal aliens that reside in the United States.
“I’m going to make a commitment in the first 100 days, I will send an immigration bill to the United States Senate with a pathway to citizenship for over 11 million undocumented people in America,” Biden said. “I will also be moving to do away with some of the I think very damaging executive orders that have significantly impacted on making the climate worse and making us less healthy.”
Biden promised to increase the number of refugees the United States accepts from 15 thousand under Trump, to 125 Thousand. This all depends on who wins the senate. It will come down to the wire as two runoff elections are happening in the state of Georgia in January. As the Republicans already have 50 senate seats, all they need to do to win a majority is win one of the contested seats. If the Democrats win both seats, the Senate will be split 50/50.
It is expected that even should the Democrats win both seats, the Republicans can expect some support from Democrat Senators, swinging the vote in their favor.
Democrat Senator Joe Manchin (WV) pledged during a Fox News interview earlier this month that he would block proposed power grabs by his own party. The Daily Wire reported.
Manchin said the following during the interview: “Well, there’s a lot of people that are concerned. There’s a lot of fear tactics that are being used right now,” Manchin said. “If both of the Georgia senators were elected from the Democratic Party, then that would be 50/50 if both Dan Sullivan and Thom Tillis win; 50/50 means there’s a tie. But if one senator does not vote on the Democratic side, there is no tie and there is no bill.”
“So, I commit to you tonight and I commit to all of your viewers and everyone else that’s watching, I want to lay those fears, I want to rest those fears for you right now, because, when they talk about whether it be packing the courts or ending the filibuster, I will not vote to do that,” Manchin continued. “I will not vote to pack the courts. I think — and I will not vote to end the filibuster. Bret, this system, the Senate, this so unique body in the world, it was made to work together in a bipartisan way. And once you start breaking down those barriers, then you lose every reason that we are the institution that we are, the most deliberative body.”
“I commit to all of your viewers and everyone else that's watching, I want to rest those fears for you right now because when they talk about packing the courts or ending the filibuster, I will not vote to do that." @Sen_JoeManchin #specialreport https://t.co/rIzp92FcDi
— Bret Baier (@BretBaier) November 9, 2020
“So, I want to lay those fears to rest, that that won’t happen, because I will not be the 50th Democrat voting to end that filibuster or to basically stack the court,” he added. “And then all the other things you’re hearing about, Bret, also, is — defund the police. I don’t know of any of the Democrats in the caucus that are for defunding the police. We are not for that whatsoever. And when they talk about basically Medicare for All, we can’t even pay for Medicare for some. It doesn’t make any sense at all. We have got to fix the Affordable Care Act we have. And I think our Republican — moderate Republicans will work with us to now repair what needs to be repaired.”