Build Back Better bill - Immigration Savior

December 4, 2021, 5:21 am
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The beginning of a comprehensive immigration reform.

Hope springs eternal for DACA recipients. Now that Democrats have proposed the Build Back Better bill.

If Build Back Better becomes law, President Biden's bill would affect some, 7 million out of the 11 million unauthorized aliens by creating a mass-legalization program for undocumented immigrants in U.S. history called "Dreamers," and farmworkers-- who would be eligible for the brand-new immigration save. If this bill is enacted, to the dismay of anto-immigrant club,  it will be the closest to a comprehensive immigrauion reform in over 30 yearsi

Of the almost 800,000 Dreamers residing in the country under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy enacted in 2012 under then-President Barack Obama, all imagine a day when they will become a U.S. citizen, Under Build Back Better, DACA recipients receive work permits , a promise not to be deported and benefits such as a state driver's license.

" The most popular program-- is providing parole status in five-year increments for up to as much as 10 years to people who |have actually resided in the country for at least| a minimum of 10 years that do not have a certain criminal background," Moses Apsan, {an immigration attorney and past| president of the Federal Bar Assertion, NJ chapter, with offices in New York, New Jersey and south Florida, discussed the proposed benefits.

To qualify, undocumented immigrants must have arrived in the United States before January 2011 and be able to show proof that they've| have continuously| lived here ever since. They will be granted a work permit for five-year, extending protection through September 2031.

According to Apsan, disappointingly, the president's strategy, falls short a pathway to citizenship. This fact upsets Dreamers, who have actually spent| the bulk of their life paying taxes and living in the U.S. They state" with or without documents, they will still pay taxes.”

If Build Back Better passes, nobody is assured} that they will be protected|. We do not yet know if Democrats will securely acquire the votes in the Senate to be successful. Almost 65 percent of the undocumented immigrants in the country would be protected from deportation. However, this leaves a large number| unprotected.

" People who have set roots here for so long, who have contributed to our economy, who are assisting us make it through the pandemic, are still being dismissed, Apsan explained. "Those who came here 8 or 9 years ago and don’t have certain| specific documents to prove they were here before that timeline, may be SOL".

Upon. passage into law, an estimated 400,000 unused green cards will be recovered .More than half which are for families and the rest for employers. Republican lawmakers| are mostly| against this bill.

Given that| the Senate has twice rejected including |modifications to the immigration| system in a spending bill, Democrats may, again, be sent to the drawing board.

Still, Apsan said he'll remain hopeful that all Dreamers and the undocumented community could| |ultimately obtain a victory in this fight for American citizenship..

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