Immigration And COVID-19 Relief Top Biden's Agenda During First 100 Days

Former Vice President Joe Biden sat down with NBC's Lester Holt for his first interview since earning the title of President-Elect. Spanning a number of different topics, their discussion touched on Biden's plan for his first 100 days in office.

One of the many things the President-Elect hopes to touch upon during his first three months in office is immigration. Biden hopes to undo some of the harsher policies set in place by President Donald Trump.

“I made 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.

He also hopes to focus much of his time on improving the climate. He noted that Trump had "eviscerated" the Environmental Protection Agency. The President-Elect said that he plans to reverse “damaging executive orders” set in plans by the Trump administration.

Another point of emphasis for the President-Elect appears to be pandemic assistance. Biden said he hopes to get marginalized communities “the kind of help to keep people afloat.”

“This is more than just a financial crisis, it is a crisis that is causing real mental stress for millions of people,” the President-Elect said.

Despite his ambition, Biden appears weary of roadblocks that may appear. During the interview, he pointed towards possible obstacles in the Senate that may delay his ability push forth policy.

“Some of it is going to depend on the kind of cooperation I can or cannot get from the United States Congress,” Biden said.

Democrats have taken control of the U.S. House of Representatives. The balance of power in Congress now lies within the state of Georgia. With the two major parties seemingly tied in the Senate, two runoff elections in Georgia will largely determine the balance of power in Congress.

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