At a press conference on Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki made it crystal clear that President Joe Biden intends to go down in history as the most radical president in U.S. history when it comes to the subject of illegal immigration. Psaki confirmed that Biden is in favor of a plan to put 11 million illegal immigrants on a pathway to citizenship, giving congressional Democrats all the red carpet they need to roll out their mass amnesty bill.
“There certainly is part of the proposal that the president outlined and proposed on Day One that is an earned pathway to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the country,” Psaki said.
Liberal Democrats have been planning for years to find a way to legalize the multitude of illegal aliens currently in the country, and they’re hoping that political backlash against Trump will give them the fuel they need to do so. While official estimates place the number of illegal aliens at 11 million, there are plenty of good indications that the number could be much higher.
If Biden and Democrats go through with their sketched proposal, it would give illegal aliens an 8-year path to citizenship, during which time they would spend five years working towards a green card and then another three years working towards full citizenship. Farmworkers, DACA recipients, and Temporary Protected Status residents would be given immediate access to green cards, making their path to citizenship much shorter.
In any case, Democrats are likely to run into some strong opposition from the other side of the aisle. Recently, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell assailed it as a “massive proposal for blanket amnesty that would gut enforcement of American laws while creating huge new incentives for people to rush here illegally at the same time.” McConnell hasn’t exactly been our favorite politician of the week, but he’s not wrong about this.
Even without action in the legislature, our new president is doing everything he can to turn back the Trump era of actually enforcing the law. At the beginning of the month, he signed three executive orders that, taken together, ended the effective “Remain in Mexico” program, directed his administration to make “family reunification” a priority, and commanded a “top-to-bottom review of recent regulations, policies and guidance that have set up barriers to our legal immigration system.”
Oh, and he wants his officials to stop using icky terms like “illegal aliens.”
All signs point to Joe Biden being a great friend to those who shouldn’t even be in the country. As for actual U.S. citizens? Well, not so much.