House Speaker Nanci Pelosi is all praise and very pleased with President Biden’s ‘high profile’ immigration bill.
According to media reports, Pelosi expressed how she felt the new administration’s immigration policy is ‘basic principles.’ In the same way, she talked about how there would be an identified Democratic lawmaker who would oversee all the efforts required to bring about its existence.
The news comes as Biden’s team recently released a fact sheet that outlined an 8-year path to US citizenship.
Therefore, with this policy in place, illegal immigrants will obtain a much simpler path to citizenship.Also, it will get rid of vague terms such as ‘alien,’ replacing it with words like ‘non-citizen. ’ This was another symbolic move in Biden’s four-page outline plan.
Moreover, the new immigration policy only applied to those individuals who are present in the country, before January 1st, 2021. Therefore, it indirectly attempts to halt immigration reforms that lead to new pressures over the southern border.
While the immigration hasn’t been published in the full context, the House Speaker’s description hints that it might be up to the Senate or the House to hash out all the intricate details.
Meanwhile, reports also confirmed how the principles outlined in the giant fact sheet would also permit individuals who entered the nation illegally to get on the roadmap to US citizenship.
Also, they could even apply for the purpose of green cards, after a 5-year waiting period, provided they pass all security as well as criminal checks.This includes a complete record of their tax payments too.
After an additional 3 year term and a few other checks, they would then be eligible to become US citizens. This brings to light the news regarding the major caravan carrying 8000 migrants from South America, who have great hope that President Biden will help them out.
In addition, the bill mentioned how it prohibits all forms of discrimination based upon religion. Another striking clause of the bill is how it encouraged the current US government to increase the diversity in visas from 55,000 to a whopping 85,000.