President Biden rolled out a proposal to overhaul the nation’s immigration system on his first day in office.
But on Day 100, he shifted to talk about a more targeted, pragmatic approach.
It left some advocates feeling abandoned.
“He said in his speech … ‘Oh, I fulfilled my promise. Now it’s off my hands. The Congress now needs to pass,’ ” said Gema Lowe, an undocumented organizer with the group Movimiento Cosecha. “So he’s washing his hands by saying that … instead of fighting and putting pressure to pass a bill, not just introducing the bill.”