The foregoing immigration dispute has engendered great political rifts, including last month’s government shutdown. In January, Republicans and Democrats were unable to come together and vote for a spending bill designed to keep the government open. Therefore, the government closed for three days until Democrats reluctantly decided to vote for the spending bill and reopen the government.
Americans from all backgrounds and political theologies have echoed Biden’s sentiments in one way or another. Both Republicans and Democrats want what they want regarding immigration reform. Neither side appears willing to relent. For that reason, Americans believe that a bipartisan immigration deal (where both sides get some of what they want) is the most productive step going forward.
However, Congressional leaders appear to be struggling with establishing a bipartisan deal. Republicans claim that Democrats are failing to work with them and vise versa. Moreover, President Trump stated on Tuesday that yet another government shutdown may soon occur if Democrats fail to get on board with a bipartisan immigration plan.