Democrats have now revealed legislation on Thursday that for President Joe Biden’s plan to make a path to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants who are now in the United States, stating there is no reason to deny these folks a permanent home in the country.
You know, other than the fact they broke the law to get here and many of them have criminal records and have been receiving welfare benefits without paying taxes back into the system.
Top Democrats have said that the legislation, which has been blocked for more than 10 years by the GOP, is “long overdue,” saying that most of the individuals it will address have already been in the country for many years, have homes, own businesses, and have children and grandchildren who were born here and thus are citizens.
The plan in question will open the door for an eight-year path to complete citizenship for the vast majority of illegals living in America.
Some, including people brought to the country as children — so-called Dreamers — and farmworkers, will get an immediate path to permanent residence or a “green card,” allowing them to work legally.
Others addressed include tens of thousands of people who remained in the United States for years under temporary protected status (TPS) due to violent upheavals or natural disasters in their home countries.
And, underscoring the Biden administration’s reversal from former president Donald Trump’s strident anti-immigration policies, the legislation also proposes to stop branding undocumented immigrants as “aliens” in US law.
The individuals in question will then be referred to as “non-citizens.”
“We have an economic and moral imperative to pass big, bold and inclusive immigration reform that leaves no one behind, not our dreamers and TPS holders, not our farmworkers and meatpackers, not our essential workers, not our parents, friends, and neighbors,” Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez stated.
He went on to note that a lot of these folks work in farm, food, and healthcare fields that are essential to making sure the country stays up and running during the coronavirus pandemic.
“They are essential workers, so essential that our economy would not function without them. Yet they live under constant fear,” he went on to add.
This is essentially rewarding people for breaking our laws and violating our sovereignty in having the right to decide who comes here and why. What happens when you reward bad behavior?
You get more bad behavior.