- They estimate that more than three million immigrants will benefit ‘immediately’ from the reform
- Who will be the lucky ones with immigration reform?
- Why will some immigrants benefit the most?
They estimate that more than three million immigrants will benefit “immediately” from the immigration reform that Biden has already presented to Congress.
The law of United States Citizenship of 2021 promoted by Democrats and President Joe Biden in Congress could immediately benefit almost 3.3 million immigrants who would have access to legal residence or ‘Green Card’, according to calculations by the Migration Policy Institute (MPI).
Who will receive the benefit?
According to this study center, young people who came to the country together with their undocumented parents (DACA), holders of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and eligible farm workers. As well as their husbands and minor children who are present in the United States, they could benefit if the reform is approved in Congress, indicates Efe.
All of them, according to the Biden plan, would achieve residency or ‘Green Card’ immediately and after three years they could qualify for citizenship.
The United States Citizenship Act of 2021, introduced by Senator Bob Menéndez in the Upper House and Linda Sánchez in the House of Representatives, would also create an eight-year path to citizenship for the majority of the estimated 11 million immigrants. they live in the United States.
Beyond the 3.3 million, the undocumented would obtain a temporary permit, could access permanent residence after five years and three years later to citizenship if they meet a series of requirements, such as not having a criminal record.
The MPI estimated that the Democratic bill would give the “green card” to 1,373,000 “dreamers” and 279,000 protected under TPS.
To these figures, we would have to add about 204,000 people who are their husbands or minor children of the two mentioned groups.