According to the Los Angeles Times, the Biden-Harris transition team was in contact with several immigration rights groups to inform them that one of the Biden presidency's top priorities was for his administration to create a bill that would grant 11 million illegal immigrants a pathway to citizenship.
The plan will allegedly grant illegal immigrants permanent residency after five years and then U.S. citizenship after an additional three years.
The bill would also reportedly give a protection status to recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). These are illegal immigrants brought to the United States as minors who have the right to work and receive an education but aren't protected from deportation if they fail to meet the government's recertification requirements every two years.
Domingo Garcia, the president of the League of United Latin American Citizens, told Politico that the Biden team did not hold them to the bill being presented within the first 100 days of the new administration. They expect the impeachment proceeding in the Senate to stifle progress.
Lora Ries, the current Chief of Staff for the Department of Homeland Security, said,
"Such rewards will attract more people to illegally enter the U.S. to await their eventual green card, undermining border security."
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Gabriel E. Montalvo is a second-generation Ecuadorian American living in the progressive stronghold of Queens, NYC. As it might not come as a surprise, he used to believe in Anti-American left-wing/Communistic victimized ideologies until his high school journalism teacher introduced him to Ayn Rand and John Stossel's teachings. Gabriel realized he was lied to about the truth of the Democratic Party, with doing more research, found his home in Conservative-Libertarian values, and became a registered Republican at the age of 18. He co-hosts the Empire State Conservatives Podcast, is a writer, the Activism Chairman of the New York Young Republican Club, and a political strategist. Gabriel was also the youngest state chapter Vice-Chairman in the Republican National Hispanic Assembly's history serving New York for a year and is currently the youngest ever appointed Northeastern Regional Director.