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The Quiet Red Line That Could Complicate Biden’s Agenda

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In late October, three House Democrats held a press conference outside the U.S. Capitol to lay down an unequivocal condition for their support of President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better Act: It had to contain significant immigration reforms.

One of those Democrats, Rep. Lou Correa of California, recalled watching Democratic majorities and a Democratic president fumble away an opportunity to address immigration a decade ago—and he was determined not to let it happen again.

“My concern,” Correa told The Daily Beast on Oct. 20, “the concern of my constituents, is another replay of that scenario.”

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