The immigration bill that President Biden sent to Congress is the priority for the administration, however, a White House official told CNN, “We recognize that it’s not an all or nothing process.”
The expectation is that leaders from both chambers and both parties will work together on a package, and the final legislation could be different.
“Our posture is that we are committed to this bill and we want leaders to start working at it but also recognize the legislative process for anything is not all or nothing,” the official said.
In addition to legislative means, Biden is expected to take executive actions on immigration as soon as Friday, according to a draft calendar sent to administration allies and obtained by CNN.
Biden is expected, per the draft, to sign an executive order on regional migration and border processing that will address root causes of migration from Central Americans and rescind Trump-era policies. He will also create a task force to reunify families separate at the US-Mexico border, and he will direct a review of the Public Charge Rule.