The plan is getting additional attention in the media….
The Obama/Biden admin was unsuccessful in getting Republicans to agree to Immigration reform….
The Trump admin and Republicans in Congress have worked hard to cut down and limit immigration across the Southern border and the Middle East …
Biden is not going to have an easy time getting a bill passed and will have use his executive powers to reverse some of Trump’s orders, while being careful not to encourage a resurgence of people traveling to the US/Mexico border….
Polls have shown Americans do NOT want completely open borders …
But DO want immigrants treated humanely….
The centerpiece of the plan from Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala D. Harris is the eight-year pathway, which would put millions of qualifying immigrants in a temporary status for five years and then grant them a green card once they meet certain requirements such as a background check and payment of taxes. They would be able to apply for citizenship three years later.
To qualify, immigrants must have been in the United States as of Jan. 1, a move meant to blunt any rush to the border.
Beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals — which granted key protections for “dreamers” — and the temporary protected status program for migrants from disaster-ravaged nations could apply for a green card immediately. The details were described by transition officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly.
The president-elect’s plan has been met with praise from pro-immigration advocates and Democratic lawmakers who have toiled to overhaul the immigration system for decades. But it also comes at a time when the Republican Party, led by President Trump, has shifted far rightward on immigration, complicating efforts at a deal that can get enough GOP support….