White House Announces New Immigration Bill
Updated: Feb 19, 2021
Early Thursday morning, the White House announced a new immigration bill that would create an 8-year path to citizenship for immigrants living in the US as well as an expedited path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants brought to the US as children.
The chance that the bill will pass “as is” in the closely divided Congress is considered unlikely, however, the Biden administration has said that this is an attempt to restart the conversation on immigration reform and that Biden is open to negotiating.
With several smaller standalone bills on immigration already before Congress, the administration added that Congress will determine if it’s better to pass one sweeping bill or several smaller separate bills. One of the more notable bills that was reintroduced by Sens. Lindsey Graham (R) and Duck Durbin (D) is the Dream Act, which would provide a path to citizenship for immigrants who came to the country illegally as children.
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