The Washington Post has published some details they have learned about Joe Biden’s immediate plans for immigration. According to the Post, the Biden transition team has been working on an immigration bill to present to Congress that will contain some or all of the following changes to U.S. immigration policy:
- Grant a five-year amnesty to the 11 to 22 million illegal aliens in the U.S., permitting them to legally remain. At the end of five years, after passing a background check and showing proof of having paid taxes, the foreigners will receive green cards for an additional three years. At the conclusion of the eight years total, they will be eligible to apply for citizenship. To receive the amnesty, a foreign national must theoretically have been resident in the U.S. on January 1, 2021. The Biden team, overlooking the certainty of backdated documents and forged identities, appears to believe that measure will prevent the “rush to the border” that we see currently materializing.
- Permit Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) beneficiaries and migrants in the temporary protected status (TPS) program to apply for a green card immediately. Since the new policy permits citizenship applications within only three years of green card issuance, this provision could enfranchise up to three million new voters by the time of the 2024 elections.
- Reinstate a program granting minors from Central America temporary legal residence in the United States and set up a reunification program for Central American relatives of U.S. citizens that would allow those who have been approved for U.S. residency to be admitted right away, rather than waiting at home for an opening.
- Recruit refugees at processing centers abroad by creating refugee admissions programs at foreign processing centers.
- Increase the number of employment- and family-based visas available, by recapturing unused visas from previous years and exempting spouses and children of green-card holders from quotas.
- Grant work permits for spouses and children of temporary worker visa holders.
- Exempt from visa quotas doctoral students in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.
In addition Biden’s team is said to be looking at the issuance of executive orders that would:
- Repeal the ban on citizens of some majority-Muslim nations from entering the United States.
- Review TPS programs to see which programs ended by President Trump could be reinstated.
Missing from the Biden plans so far is any promise to bolster border security, the sop usually thrown to immigration restrictionists to secure their cooperation. Either the Bidenites are holding that empty promise in reserve for the negotiation phase or else they have concluded, now that they essentially own the government, that such pretense is no longer required. In any case, keep in mind that when a Leftist talks about “border security,” he may just mean getting all the migrants safe and sound into a government housing development on this side of the border.
For more, see Breitbart News.