The Heat: U.S. immigration reform

The Heat

(FILES) In this file photo a group of about 30 Brazilian migrants, who had just crossed the border, sit on the ground near US Border Patrol agents, on the property of Jeff Allen, who used to run a brick factory near Mt. Christo Rey on the US-Mexico border in Sunland Park, New Mexico on March 20, 2019. – The flow of migrants and trade, legal and illegal, across the US-Mexican border will be the focus on March 1, 2021 when President Joe Biden meets with counterpart Andres Manuel Lopez Labrador in a virtual summit. Their meeting comes as reports say the United States faces a new surge of undocumented migrants attempting to enter the country from its southern neighbor, as Biden eases the tough anti-immigration regime of predecessor Donald Trump. (Photo by Paul Ratje / AFP)

U.S. President Joe Biden had a virtual meeting with Mexican President, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador ​on Monday.

Among other issues, immigration was on the agenda. Biden has an ambitious plan to overhaul the system in the United States, despite many political challenges.

CGTN’s Gerald Tan breaks down what he’s hoping to accomplish.

To discuss:

  • Sahar Aziz is a Professor of Law at Rutgers University.
  • Dulce Garcia is an attorney and a DACA recipient.
  • Ira Mehlman is Media Director at the Federation for American Immigration Reform.
  • Rafael Bernal is a reporter for the political publication “The Hill”.

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