New President-elect Joe Biden will immediately introduce the immigration bill after taking control as president of the United States.
According to media sources, Biden intends to move quickly when it comes to undoing the Donald Trump Administration’s most cherished items on their agenda. This includes the great introduction of an immigration bill that gives US residency to around 11 million illegal immigrants.
In the same way, the new bill will also grant them the right to move forward with citizenship, right after a mega 8-year wait. The news was confirmed by immigration rights activists, who have taken an up-close and personal look at the plans.
As you can probably expect, Biden also intends on issuing immediate executive orders that extend DACA, which is the Obama era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Moreover, this program shields young individuals that were brought into the US as young kids from deportation.
In the same way, this new order will ensure that all programs are kept in place for a further time span of 4 years, as explained by activists. Joe Biden confirmed the news to reporters on January 8th, where he specifically mentioned, “I will introduce an immigration bill immediately.”
This new waiting period would actually shave off the 5-year waiting period from the 13-year delay needed under the current regulations.
However, it was clearly noted that this bill won’t make attempts at regaining support from the Republicans via linking changes towards border security or any enforcement measures.
Clearly, this is a sharp contrast from previous attempts of comprise.Hence, it also makes the bill one of the most ‘aggressive’ agendas that anyone has ever seen in terms of immigration reforms from the first day.
Meanwhile, GOP strategist Ryan Girdusky put forward his two cents on the matter.
Here, he talked about how it is very difficult for any Republican member to jump on board.But he did add how this could be the new administration’s opening and enticing offer. “They will obviously put in efforts in making concessions that allow them to win over senators such as Ben Sasse as well as Lindsay Graham,” he added.
While the Democrats seem optimistic about the new bill, Republicans continue to remain doubtful on the controversial topic. “These are not the actions of anyone who is trying hard to unify this country,” explained Girdusky.