Both the House immigration bill, sponsored by Linda Sanchez (D-CA), and the Senate immigration bill have arrived. Mark Krikorian, Executive Director for the Center for Immigration Studies, says it will radically change the face of U.S. immigration policy. Senator Menendez (D-NY), who sponsored the Senate version of the bill, spoke by video conference about the bi-cameral bills. The Zoom video can be viewed here using the following access code: 5gL7&W#%.
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On Feb. 18, UncoverDC reported the anticipated changes in policy in detail, but now the bills have arrived in black and white. Notably, the word “alien” would be replaced with “non-citizen” in the law—something Democrats have pushed as “more humanizing” for some time now.
Krikorian, who was featured on Bannon’s War Room, summarized the bills. In the 353-page Senate Bill, he says there are “three big pieces” of focus; amnesty, “explicit” weakening of enforcement, and dramatic increases in future legal immigration.
The bill would give a work permit to every illegal immigrant who has been here since the beginning of the year. Effectively, he says, “that is amnesty.” Also, it gives about 4 million people who have been here an expedited path to citizenship. “They would get green cards right away and can apply for citizenship within three years….this fast track to citizenship really is a voter issue for this coming election…there is a specifically,