PLAN B: Univision Helps Push Amnesty Via Budget Reconciliation

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The strategy in 2006, 2007, and 2013 was all or nothing. Either we legalize them all or we don’t get anything. And we got nothing. But you’ve got a strategy. You have a different strategy. What is it? 

PRAELI: That’s right. And so we have to abandon the “all or nothing” strategy. It just hasn’t worked. And if at some point we have more Republicans that want to join the cause, that’s all good. But right now, we see and we need specific actions from the government. One of those strategies is that there are bills that were passed in the House last year. That’s the bill for DREAMers, TPS beneficiaries and farm workers. That is one path that we could take at this time. At the same time, there is an ongoing national debate over (COVID) relief. And so we have a narrow window within these first 3 to 6 months in which to achieve change and (obtain) specific victories. OK, let me talk to you about this. This is called budget reconciliation. This is a process where, if you can show that the proposal would have an impact on the budget of the United States, then the legalization can be included. The important thing here is that it is a proposal, a tool that only requires 51 votes, which is the number of Democratic votes in the Senate, and you don’t have to go find 60 votes.

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PRAELI: And this budget reconciliation process exists where they can decide to legalize the maximum amount of persons possible, beginning with essential workers.

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