What the summary does not indicate is that it could affect somewhere between 4 - 5 million illegal immigrants in the U.S. When added to the proposed amnesty of migrant farm workers (1 – 1.5 million) addressed in the first immigration bill posted below, Congress is considering providing amnesty to upwards of 6.5 million illegal immigrants. But wait, there's more!
A summary of this bill indicates that H.R. 6 provides –
“certain aliens with a path to receive permanent resident status and contains other immigration-related provisions.”
What the summary does not indicate is that it could affect somewhere between 4 - 5 million illegal immigrants in the U.S. When added to the proposed amnesty of migrant farm workers (1 – 1.5 million) addressed in the first immigration bill posted below, Congress is considering providing amnesty to upwards of 6.5 million illegal immigrants. Is this 6.5 million in addition to the 11 million the Biden administration believes should be granted amnesty? The Federation of American Immigration Reform (FAIRUS.com) estimated that in 2020, there were 14.5 million illegal aliens living in the U.S. Why not 20 million? Do we count the thousands, including unaccompanied minors, that have streamed across our southern border since President Biden took office? The answer is no one really knows for sure. Even though immigration pundits say the methodology for getting to the right number is improving all the time, they still remain a guesstimate!
- R. 6, among other things, would give illegal aliens unconditional or temporary 10-year conditional permanent residency in the U.S. Those included within this grant are those who have Temporary Protected Status, Deferred Enforced Departure, others under other forms of humanitarian relief, or is the son or daughter of an alien admitted as a nonimmigrant if the son or daughter --
- has been continuously physically present in the United States since January 1, 2021;
- was 18 years of age or younger on the date on which the alien entered the United States and has continuously resided in the United States since such entry;
- has not harassed or persecuted any person on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion; has not been involved in criminal activity or violated national security; and
- has been admitted to an institution of higher education or an area career and technical education school at the postsecondary level in the United States, and has obtained a high school diploma or an equivalent, such as a GED from a private or public school, an area career and technical education school at the secondary level; or obtained postsecondary credentials, or is enrolled in an education facility to obtain a diploma, degree, or certificate.
If granted temporary 10-year conditional permanent residency, the alien can apply to change its status from temporary conditional to unconditional permanent residency if the alien –
- continued to live at the same address in the U.S., and obtained a degree from an institution of higher education, or has completed at least 2 years, in good standing, towards a bachelor’s degree or higher degree;
- served in the Uniformed Services for at least 2 years and, if discharged, received an honorable discharge; or
- demonstrated earned income for at least 3 years and at least 75 percent of that time the alien has had valid employment authorization, unless enrolled in school. If so enrolled, the total 3-year requirement is reduced to the time period of the enrollment.
All of these requirements can be waived if the alien demonstrates “compelling circumstances,” such as the alien has a disability; the alien is a full-time caregiver; or the removal of the alien from the United States would result in hardship to the alien or the alien’s spouse, parent, or child who is a national of the United States or is lawfully admitted for permanent residence.
Reuters reported the results of a February 18-24, 2021 poll that showed that 77% percent of Republicans surveyed want the wall finished along our southern border with Mexico and that 56% do not want illegal immigrants to have a path to citizenship, which is up 18 percentage points from a 2018 survey. Reuters also reported that 22% of Republicans surveyed in a March 10-11, 2021 poll said they consider immigration to be the nation’s most important problem, up from 7% who said so in early February.
Yet nine House Republicans crossed the aisle and voted with Democrats to fast-track citizenship for up to 5 million illegal aliens, because.…what?
I hope this is of value!