The group met with the president on Monday at the White House, with both sides saying it was a productive meeting.
The president has attempted to live up to that declaration by signing a flurry of executive orders meant to arrest the pace of climate change in recent weeks.
The Trump administration separated at least 5,500 children from their parents along the border between July 2017 and June 2018 in an attempt to deter migration. But she has since struggled to discern the Biden administration's plan for parents like her, or any timeline for a possible reunification.
A review of border security will include a policy that makes asylum-seekers wait in Mexican border cities for hearings in US immigration court.
The "Civilian Climate Corps Initiative [will] put a new generation of Americans to work conserving and restoring public lands and waters, increasing reforestation, increasing carbon sequestration ... and addressing the changing climate", a policy brief prepared by the White House reads.
The pandemic has only made immigration in the US more complicated.
Even though Schumer faces an uncertain political terrain in the Senate, his position appears in line with that of the White House.
Olavarria also told mayors of plans to rescind bans on people coming to the country who are deemed economic threats - an apparent reference to Trump's proclamations to block many temporary work visas and green cards while the economy recovers from a pandemic.
"That's a pretty big gap for them not to take action on those visa bans because the impact is so dramatic and significant", said Greg Chen, director of government relations for the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Biden on his first day in office repealed a 2017 Trump executive order that intensified USA immigration enforcement within the country.
Roberta Jacobson, a top Biden aide on border issues, asked Spanish-language media on Friday to discourage audiences from coming to the US border.
The Biden administration has a "mandate" to pass COVID-19 relief, including sending direct checks, reopening schools and getting people vaccinated, and that is why they have to "go big", White House principal deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said.
"We did have a conversation about the direct payments and how those might be modified in a way to ensure they are targeted, but President Biden was clear with us and with our caucus yesterday", stated Sen. Progressive Democrats are still pushing to erode the filibuster rule to allow the majority party to pass legislation with just 51 votes.
The Biden team wants to send $1,400 checks to American adults earning less than $75,000, and couples earning less than $150,000; the checks phase out incrementally, likely capped entirely for individuals making $99,000 and couples earning $174,000.
"It's a good first step".
"There's a difference between compromising on principle and compromising on policy", Carper said after the meeting.