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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

President-elect Joe Biden plans to unveil a sweeping immigration bill on Day One of his administration, hoping to provide an eight-year path to citizenship for an estimated 11 million people living in the U.S. without legal status, a massive reversal from the Trump administration's harsh immigration policies.

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"Under the legislation, those living in the U.S. as of Jan. 1, 2021, without legal status would have a five-year path to temporary legal status, or a green card, if they pass background checks, pay taxes and fulfill other basic requirements. From there, it's a three-year path to naturalization, if they decide to pursue citizenship.

For some immigrants, the process would be quicker. So-called Dreamers, the young people who arrived in the U.S. illegally as children, as well as agricultural workers and people under temporary protective status could qualify more immediately for green cards if they are working, are in school or meet other requirements.

It does address some of the root causes of migration from Central America to the United States, and provides grants for workforce development and English language learning."

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2021-01-19 12:30 AM | Reply

Finally something being tried that's not a ancient "technology" that everybody knows (well, everybody with at least two functioning neurons...) won't work.

#2 | Posted by jpw at 2021-01-19 09:40 AM | Reply

Supongo que es mejor que nada.

#3 | Posted by madscientist at 2021-01-19 01:49 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Right wingers will whine. Who provided amnesty to illegals living here?

Ronald Reagan

#4 | Posted by americanunity at 2021-01-19 02:14 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

@#3

What we have now is less than nothing, it's destructive (like a lot of what Pres Trump "accomplished").

This at least puts the Country on a path to resolving the problem.

#5 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-01-19 02:53 PM | Reply

www.youtube.com

#6 | Posted by jpw at 2021-01-19 03:21 PM | Reply

A lot less generous than Ronald Reagan's amnesty program. But it'll do.

#7 | Posted by prius04 at 2021-01-19 05:33 PM | Reply

Gee, I wonder if this will encourage even more illegals to flood the country waiting on the next amnesty. We all know the Dems won't due anything to stop the illegal immigration and there are already 6000+ heading here from Honduras with COVID and poverty rampant in the group. With the economy shut down and most millennials forced into low wage service jobs as their degrees are worthless, I wonder if this flood of new illegals and the 11-22M more on the path to a green card will have any effect on wages at the low end of the spectrum. Nah, couldn't happen.

#8 | Posted by MensaMan at 2021-01-19 10:58 PM | Reply

When people complain about the lack of jobs because of economic situations (covid, offshoring, etc.) but then fight to ensure the supply of people available continues to rise, all it takes is a little bit of logical thought, not much, to understand how that is going to work out. Wanting people to be able to live in better situations is great, not having a plan to deal with the negative repercussions of that decision is a failure of our leaders and the people who vote for them, who refuse to believe there are any negatives because it would make their party look bad.

#9 | Posted by humtake at 2021-01-20 11:41 AM | Reply

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