The article I read about is ¨Biden introduces immigration plan¨ what I learned was that congressional Democrats have released a bill that very closely aligns with that plan. It’s called the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021, and it provides a “fast track” to citizenship for roughly 11 million undocumented people living in the United States. This includes undocumented farmworkers, refugees, and “Dreamers” If the bill passes Congress, how will this new path to citizenship work? Undocumented individuals will need to apply for temporary legal status. This temporary status lasts for five years. During that time, if they pass criminal background checks and pay their taxes, they will be able to apply for a green card. Then, after three additional years and more background checks, they can apply to become U.S. citizens.
What I learned was that the bill will prioritize keeping families together by making reunification easier. But the new bill addresses that by eliminating several barriers, such as long wait times and caps on the number of visas by country. It also broadens the definition of family by including same-sex partnerships. The bill also provides funding for advanced technology to be used at the border, such as high-tech scanners to identify narcotics. It will also provide funding to strengthen and improve the border patrol’s ability to identify illegal activity. Many argue that the undocumented residents will be bad for the economy, others believe the opposite, what do you think?.