According to the news media Biden will announce new legislation that will offer legal status to approximately 11 million illegal immigrants in the USA on the first day of his presidency.
If successful, the legislation would be the biggest move toward granting status to people in the country illegally since President Ronald Reagan bestowed amnesty on nearly 3 million people in 1986. Legislative efforts to overhaul immigration policy failed in 2007 and 2013.
Ron Klain, Biden’s incoming chief of staff, said Saturday that Biden will send an immigration bill to Congress “on his first day in office.” He didn’t elaborate and Biden’s office declined to comment on specifics.
The Homeland Security Department estimates there were 12 million people in the country illegally in 2015, nearly 80 percent of them for more than 10 years. More than half were Mexican.
Biden’s plan is the complete opposite of Donald Trump, whose successful 2016 presidential campaign rested largely on curbing or stopping illegal immigration. In the past, Joe Biden publicly stated that he looks forward to the day when white Americans will be a minority in the U.S.A. Watch his statement HERE.