Tyre Nichols

A portrait of Tyre Nichols is displayed at a memorial service for him on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023, in Memphis, Tenn. Nichols was beaten during a traffic stop with Memphis police on Jan. 7, dying from his injuries days later.

Credit: Credit: AP Photo/Adrian Sainz

The panel:

Chuck Kuck, @ckuck, immigration attorney

Chuck Williams, @chuckwilliams, reporter, WRBL-TV Columbus

Kendra King-Momon, political science professor, Oglethorpe University

Tamar Hallerman, @TamarHallerman, senior reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution


The breakdown: 

1. Tyre Nichols' killing revives calls for Congress to address police reform.

  • Nichols died in a hospital three days after being pulled over for what police said was reckless driving.

  • The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act passed the House in 2021, but failed pass in the Senate.
  • Yesterday under the Gold Dome, Georgia House Minority Leader James Beverly (D-143) called for a moment of silence to mourn Nichols.


2. Biden administration pushes new immigration legislation. 

  • The administration announced a legal pathway that allows up to 30,000 migrants a month from Cuba, Nicaragua, Haiti and Venezuela to enter the U.S. temporarily under a process known as parole. 

    • The parole would allow them to live and work in the U.S. for up to two years.

LISTEN: Chuck Kuck highlights challenges to the current immigration system.

3. Southern Democrats come together to push for Atlanta to host the Democratic National Convention. 

  • Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner is pushing for the convention to come to Atlanta. 

    • Houston was knocked out of the running earlier this month.
  • Chicago and New York are the other finalists for the 2024 convention.
    • The Republican National Convention will be held in Milwaukee.

Wednesday on Political Rewind: The Washington Post's Matt Brown joins the panel.