Congressional Democrats Announce One of the Most Progressive Immigration Reform Plans in History

Article CAIRCO note: 
And so it begins...
Article author: 
Walter Eqing
Article publisher: 
Immigration Impact
Article date: 
16 December 2020
Article category: 
National News
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Progressive Democrats in the House of Representatives are gearing up to demand a comprehensive overhaul of the U.S. immigration system when the Biden administration and a new Congress are in place early next year. This reform effort will go beyond reversing the Trump administration’s extreme anti-immigrant policies, with the stated goal of “creating a fair immigration process that upholds our values.”...

The Roadmap goes far beyond the immigration reforms promised by President-elect Biden. But there is substantial overlap between the two. Both have pledged to create a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, end for-profit detention, invest in community-based alternatives to detention, and enhance protections for immigrant workers....

Among the many components of the Roadmap are:
  • Creating a pathway to citizenship for the nation’s 10.5 million undocumented immigrants [meaning issue amnesty to 22 to 38 million illegal aliens].
  • Clearing the existing backlog of naturalization applications.
  • Prioritizing family unity by eliminating barriers to family reunification and creating a process “for eligible individuals who are deported, detained, or in sanctuary” to reunite with their families and return to the United States. [meaning allow reentry of deported illegal aliens]...