Susan Rice At White House Stealthy Pushed For Hardline Border Policies

Rice until last week was President Biden's top domestic economic policy adviser

Immigration advocates say Rice, who until Monday led the White House’s Domestic Policy Council, was a primary force behind some of the Biden administration’s more hard-line immigration policies, including the continued use of Trump-era deterrent policies at the souther U.S. border, according to the Hill newspaper.

Rice is a Democrat and also a former top Obama administration officials.

Nayna Gupta, a National Immigrant Justice Center policy director said Rice’s departure “offers the president an opportunity to “rethink how you respond to a migration challenge with a humanitarian lens rather than a hardline, hawkish punitive response, which is what seemed to be supported by Susan Rice in the Domestic Policy Council until now.”


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