Border Democrats like Cuellar hold key to Biden's U.S. immigration reform

By Reuters8 days ago


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By Richard Cowan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden's hopes of working with congressional Democrats to craft a legislative solution to the rising number of immigrant asylum seekers at the southern U.S. border will hang heavily on moderates like Texas Representative Henry Cuellar.

Cuellar, one of the most conservative House Democrats, has not been shy about warning the new Biden administration that it is moving too fast in reversing some of former President Donald Trump's tough anti-immigration policies.

“If you don't stop this flow, like I told the folks at the White House when I was with them, what's your endgame? ... They don't know,“ the Mexican-American representative said in an interview.

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