January 19th According to a report by the Associated Press on the 19th, people familiar with the matter revealed that U.S. President-elect Biden plans to launch an immigration bill covering 11 million people on the 20th, the day of swearing in as president.
Through this bill, immigrants who are illegally staying in the United States can obtain American citizenship after eight years.
According to this bill, from January 1, 2021, all immigrants who have illegally resided in the United States who have passed the background check and met other basic requirements such as tax payment can obtain temporary legal residence status and apply for “green card” eligibility after five years. In another three years, they can apply for becoming a U.S. citizen and get ” Green card”.
For immigrants with a specific status, the process may be faster.
According to the report, the bill will be a reversal of immigration policies under the Trump administration, which will help Biden fulfill his campaign promise to Latino voters and other immigrant groups and solve the problem of illegal immigration that has frequently appeared in recent years.
However, since the bill does not contain measures for border security, it will likely be challenged by Republicans in Congress.