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According to the Los Angeles Times, the Biden-Harris transition team was in contact with several immigration rights groups to inform them that one of the top priorities of the Biden presidency was for his administration to create a bill which would grant 11 million illegal immigrants a pathway to citizenship.
The plan will allegedly grant illegal immigrants permenant residency after five years and then U.S. citizenship after an additional three years.
The bill would also give a protection status to recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). These are illegal immigrants who were brought to the United States as minors that have the right to work and receive an education, but aren’t protected from deportation if they fail to meet the recertification requirements stated by the government every two years.
Domingo Garcia, the president of the League of United Latin American Citizens, told Politico that the Biden team said to not hold them to the bill being presented within the first 100 days of the new administration. They expect the impeachment proceeding in the Senate to stifle progress.