In his race to become president of the United States, Joe Biden promised that he would normalize the situation of immigrants in the country. A promise that has come this week after presenting a reform to change the immigration system from the country.
The Democratic Administration has drawn up a bill to give the US nationality to 11 million people undocumented in 8 years.
This measure is a gateway for millions of immigrants residing in the United States to receive US citizenship. The Government of Joe Biden thus establishes the first way to obtain the nationality of people mostly from Mexico and Central America, after a process of 8 years. In addition, Biden contemplates investments of over $ 4 billion in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, with the aim of reducing poverty, the main cause of migration. It also proposes the creation of asylum application centers to access American territory legally, thus avoiding clandestine transfers to the border.
The bill seeks to provide permanent residence cards “Green cards“To agricultural day laborers and young people who came to the United States without permission when they were children. People benefiting from Temporary Protected Status will be able to obtain permanent residence. For the American president” this is an opportunity to restart the debate on reform migratory after the last four years “.
Democrats do not have a majority of votes
However, this project will have to face complex path in the US Congress, due to the difference of opinions between the legislating parties. Democrats in the Senate are not getting the 60 votes that would be needed to pass the measure.
In 2013, the Barack Obama Administration tried to carry out a similar reform of the US immigration system, without success. During the term of Donald Trump they were approved more than 400 decrees executives to stop immigration and punish the undocumented.