FACTS

    The Biden administration has introduced new immigration legislation which, if passed, would provide an eight-year path to citizenship for millions of people currently living illegally in the U.S. The proposal is the most expansive immigration bill since the 1960s. Undocumented immigrants working on farms, those brought into the U.S. illegally by their parents as children, and immigrants with “temporary protected status” would all receive their green cards under the new legislation. The bill would also remove the penalty – which was a three to 10 year re-entry ban – for illegal immigrants who travel outside of the country and would raise the number of immigrant visas granted per year.

    LEFT

    The Left supports the legislation. “We have an economic and moral imperative to pass big, bold, and inclusive immigration reform,” stated Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ).

    “Our border policy is broken, period. But this bill employs a multipronged approach that will manage the border, address the root causes of migration, crack down on bad actors, and create safe and legal channels for those who are seeking protection.”

    Sen. Linda Sanchez (D-CA), lead sponsor of the bill

    Human Rights Watch Executive Director Kenneth Roth argued that fears that such legislation would “reward lawlessness and serve as an incentive for a new round of undocumented immigration” are “unfounded” and noted that most deportations to not occur for criminal reasons. “Every day the [border fencing] barriers stay up, the damage to people, ecosystems, and communities continues to accrue,” wrote Mother Jones Senior Reporter Tim Murphy.

    RIGHT

    The Right opposes the legislation. Republican members of Congress, including Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT), and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), have criticized the plan as too “lenient” and “expansive.” Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) said the bill “rewards those who broke the law” and over-saturates the work force “at a time when millions of Americans are out of work.” “President Biden’s radical proposal is a nonstarter and should be rejected by Congress,” he stated.

    “Besides being an insult to everyone who spent the time, money, and effort to immigrate legally and become naturalized citizens, it’s an open invitation to every other prospective border jumper to head for the border with all due haste.”

    Jazz Shaw, Editor for Hot Air

    The Wall Street Journal argued that rather than far-left legislation such as this – which is unlikely to gain much, if any, support from Republicans –Biden’s “better political path” is a “piecemeal bill” including such GOP-supported measures as legalizing dreamers and reforming farm guest-work programs. Rep. John Katko (R-NY) scoldingly stated that the legislation basically “slapped an ‘open’ sign on our border.”

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