- A new plan brewing in the US Congress would protect undocumented immigrants from deportation.
- It would also grant them a 10-year work permit.
- Parada explains that this option will not open a path to citizenship, but it will allow them to stay in the United States for a specified time.
A new plan brewing in the US Congress would protect illegal immigrants from deportation and would give them a 10-year work permit.
It is a project in which the Democratic caucus is working with the idea of advancing on immigration matters. The proposal aims to protect the undocumented from deportation and would also grant them Employment Authorization for up to 10 years.
New plan would protect undocumented immigrants from deportation and give them a 10-year work permit
Lia Parada, Director of Legislative Defense at Immigration HUB, explained that “any (undocumented) person who has arrived in the United States before January 1, 2011 and does not have a significant crime record, they could apply for this process. ”
“They would have permission and protection from deportation up to ten years“Added the lawyer during her participation in the El Diario Sin Límites podcast; but what does it depend on if it works?
What does it depend on if it works?
The legislative figure through which it is intended to protect the undocumented from deportation is known as ‘parole’ or ‘pardon’. Under this modality, the immigrant would be granted an Employment Authorization for five years, renewable for another five years.
But for the project to run its course it first has to be approved by MP Elizabeth MacDonough, whose job it is to interpret the parliamentary rules and it is she who will decide if this proposal can be integrated into the Reconciliation process.
What is the Democrats’ plan?
Senator from Illinois Dick Durbin, Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, and Senator from Vermont, Bernie Sanders, Chairman of the Budget Committee, are the leaders of this project, which is also endorsed by Senator from California Alex Padilla and by the representative for New York Jerrold Nadler.
The group has worked to present, although not the ideal proposal, an alternative for the undocumented. Parada explains that this option will not open a path to citizenship, but it would protect them from deportation and allow them to work for a specified period of time. In addition, if it is approved in the Senate, it will hardly be canceled later by a court, he collected The opinion.
Regarding TPS and DACA
Dreamers with DACA or people with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) could adhere to the new legislation to receive protection. Although if “for whatever reason someone who has DACA or TPS who does not qualify for this new program can keep their DACA and TPS,” explained the expert.
For now, Democrats continue to work at full speed on what would be their third attempt to introduce an immigration bill into Biden’s $ 3.5 trillion economic package that they hope to pass through the Reconciliation process.
Proposal that would avoid deportation of 7.1 million undocumented immigrants
With this proposal, the deportation of 7.1 million undocumented persons would be avoided. According to a study by the Center for American Progress (CAP), Biden’s plan would benefit 7.1 million undocumented immigrants by granting them a temporary stay permit (“parole”).
Democrats have presented Elizabeth MacDonough, a nonpartisan official in charge of interpreting parliamentary rules, two proposals to include immigration in the $ 3.5 billion budget law promoted by President Biden; but she has rejected them. So this would be the third attempt by the Democratic caucus.
Citizenship for “the largest number of undocumented immigrants”
New Jersey Senator Bob Menéndez said: “The guiding principle in the ongoing reconciliation process has been to provide a path to citizenship for the greatest number of undocumented immigrants.”
“I will continue to work with my colleagues and a broad coalition of groups to find a path forward. Inaction is not an option, and all options are open to ensure that we comply with immigrant communities across the country, ”he added.
The reconciliation process
The challenge for the Democrats is great, because the Republican side has half the votes in the Senate. So the options are: convince them, although they have already made it clear that immigration should not be included in a budget law, or take the path of the reconciliation process, which so far has not worked for them.
The reconciliation process is a legislative avenue to approve projects with a simple majority. Democrats would only need to hold their caucus together to vote for it. With the 50 votes of their legislators, plus the additional vote of the vice president, Kamala Harris, they could open a new option for the undocumented, including beneficiaries of the Deferred Action program (DACA), Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and workers agricultural and undocumented “essentials”.
How to reach reconciliation?
The goal is clear, but a legitimate legal path must be drawn. To do this, Democrats must come up with a proposal that convinces MacDonough, who has so far rejected that these immigration measures should go through the reconciliation process.
Democrats say that if they succeeded, the benefit could cover even a few 8.3 million immigrants and that’s why they keep looking for the way. The Center for American Progress (CAP) wrote that although the rejection “is immensely disappointing, the fight is not over,” it noted. The opinion.
An immigration “pardon”
The third time lucky? In this third attempt, the Democrats are proposing an immigration “pardon” (“parole”), a permit for foreigners to remain in the United States that is usually granted by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for certain reasons.
Plan would protect undocumented immigrants from deportation and give work permission.
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