Immigration Reform For Millions Of Immigrants Depends Upon The Senate Run-off In The State Of Georgia

CNW Legal Analyst, Attorney Caroly Pedersen

Democratic candidate for Senate Jon Ossoff, right, and Democratic candidate for Senate Raphael G Warnock, left, arrive before they speak to a crowd during a "Get Out the Early Vote" event at the SluttyVegan ATL restaurant on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Jonesboro, Ga. AP Photo/Brynn Anderson

President-elect Joe Biden won the presidential race garnering over 300 electoral votes and won the popular vote by more than 5 million, giving him a mandate to push forward his Democratic agenda, which includes immigration reform.

But even with his successful win, most priorities and many reforms, including amnesty will likely never be realized, unless the Democrats hold a majority of seats in the Senate.

If not, the Senate will continue to be controlled by Republicans and Biden’s agenda will simply languish and never become law.

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The reason is that as a result of the recent election, 48 Democrats and 48 Republicans hold office in the Senate, with the results of two senate races going for a run-off on January 5th, to bring the total up to 100 Senators.

Given this, the fate of millions of undocumented immigrants in the U.S. depends entirely upon the results of two Senate races in Georgia. Whoever wins these two seats controls the Senate, and thus, controls the entire Biden administration agenda.

Democratic candidate Rev Raphael Warnock is running against Republican incumbent Trump loyalist, Kelly Loeffler and Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff against the Republican incumbent, David Perdue.

With stakes so high, this local race is taking on national scale and even international attention as the fate of the world’s largest democracy hangs in the balance.

Both the Democrats and Republicans are fighting hard to gain control of the Senate, with millions of dollars pouring into campaign coffers from all over the U.S. Republicans are highly motivated and angry that Trump lost, so they may have a big revenge turnout which will push votes on their side.

Democrats in Georgia have a newfound sense of satisfaction for turning the state from Republican red to Democratic blue and that may motivate many voters to get out a vote for a second time on January 5th.

For now, we just have to wait, hope and make frequent contributions to the National Democratic Party which is helping to fund Warnock and Ossoff’s campaigns.  You can read more about the Senate race and get links to make a contribution to the National Democratic Party to help in the fight to win control of the Senate by visiting our enewsletter site at:



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