Biden’s Immigration Plan Will Fundamentally Change America

Article author: 
Preston Huennekens
Article publisher: 
Daily Caller
Article date: 
October 22, 2020
Article category: 
Our American Future
Medium
Article Body: 
The 2020 presidential election is shaping up to be one of the most consequential electoral events in American history. In the midst of a global pandemic, Americans will choose between the ever-controversial President Donald Trump and his opponent, former Vice President Joe Biden, whose policy positions continue drifting to the left. Nowhere is this more evident than in the issue of immigration, where Joe Biden and his running mate, Democratic California Sen. Kamala Harris, promise nothing less than to enact the largest amnesty – upwards of 11 million illegal aliens – in the nation’s history.
 
The Biden-Harris plan would create policies that would add over 46 million legal immigrants to the United States by increasing legal immigration and through amnesty legislation. Their indifference toward immigration enforcement means that millions of future illegal aliens could, and likely will, enter the United States, lured by an executive branch uninterested in enforcing immigration law. The Biden-Harris plan is the complete antithesis of President Trump’s promise to increase immigration enforcement and move to a merit-based legal immigration system that prioritizes the skills and talents of potential immigrants, rather than their family connections....
 
Politically, the Biden-Harris plan all but promises to eliminate competitive national elections. A pathway to citizenship means that millions of new, naturalized citizens — formerly illegal aliens — now have a vote. Amnestying these aliens immediately alters the political makeup of states such as Texas, Florida, Arizona and Georgia, which are either reliably Republican states or key swing votes. This is not theoretical. Both Pew Hispanic and a University of Maryland study confirm that most immigrants — both legal and illegal — lean toward or outright support the Democratic Party while mostly eschewing the GOP...
 
Practically, the Biden plan will place enormous strain on our country’s economy, welfare programs and opportunities....