Joe Biden Wants an Immediate Pathway to Citizenship for “DREAMers”
In an op-ed, 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden laid out his immigration priorities.
According to ABC News reports, Biden’s main focus is granting immediate citizenship to the so-called “DREAMers”, illegal aliens brought to America by their parents when they were young.
Biden wrote, “DREAMers are Americans, and Congress needs to make it official. The millions of undocumented people in the United States can only be brought out of the shadows through fair treatment, not ugly threats.”
Although Biden does specifically talk about citizenship for other illegal aliens in America, he does call for improvements to the asylum process, as the number of asylum-seekers has spiked at the border.
Biden expressed his horror at some of the scenes taking place at the border.
“Under Trump, there have been horrifying scenes at the border of kids being kept in cages, tear gassing asylum seekers, ripping children from their mothers’ arms—actions that subvert our American values and erode our ability to lead on the global stage,” he wrote.
The former Vice President also criticized the Trump administration for trying to gut the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for migrants.
He declared that “Trump’s efforts to repeal Temporary Protected Status (TPS) across the board have injected unnecessary uncertainty into the lives of thousands of families. Our asylum system needs to be improved, but the answer is to streamline and strengthen it so that it benefits legitimate claims of those fleeing persecution, while reducing potential for abuse.”
The plan Biden laid out also advocates for “improving screening procedures at our legal ports of entry and make smart investments in border technology,” and “addressing the root cause of immigration by improving security, reducing inequality, and expanding economic opportunity in Central America.”
In sum, Biden thinks that Trump’s policies on immigration have been “wrong-headed.”
He concluded, “Rather than standing with our partners in the region to take on corruption, transnational criminal groups, climate change and threats to democracy and the rule of law, Trump’s wrong-headed policies are leading us astray at every turn.”
2020 Democrats appear to support some form of amnesty for illegal aliens in America.
BLP reported on Beto O’Rourke’s alleged plan to give 10 million illegal aliens amnesty.
For Democrats, such a plan makes sense given certain demographic trends that point to Third World migrants being a solid voting bloc for the Democratic Party.
Amnesty plans will likely be a major theme throughout the 2020 presidential campaign.