Saturday, October 30, 2021

AMNESTY ALERT: Democrats Quietly Scramble to Include Immigration Provision in Social Spending Bill; Democrats Push ‘Plan D’ Amnesty, Hide Migration Expansions

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Democrats quietly scramble to include immigration provision in social spending bill:
Democrats are scrambling intensely behind the scenes to address immigration in the framework they are crafting to expand the nation’s social safety net, according to people with knowledge of the situation, even as President Biden and other party leaders have said little publicly about their strategy in recent weeks.
The most pressing question confronting Democrats is what to do about millions of undocumented immigrants seeking a path to legalization. One option under discussion is a plan to provide protected status that stops short of a path to citizenship. Another, which is seen by some of the people with knowledge of the situation as something of a placeholder, is to include a proposal that would enable immigrants who arrived in the United States before 2010 to apply for a green card.
The talks, which were described by the people with knowledge of the situation, some of whom spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to disclose sensitive discussions, are said to remain fluid, with no final resolution yet reached and failure to tackle immigration in the plan still possible.
But the emerging ideas shed light on what has been one of the most divisive issues of Biden’s presidency — and a topic on which Americans have given him low marks. It has also been a subject he has spoken about sparingly in public settings in the context of the negotiations. --->READ MORE HERE
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Democrats Push ‘Plan D’ Amnesty, Hide Migration Expansions:
House Democrats have agreed to put a “Plan D” amnesty into the trillion-dollar “reconciliation budget,” according to press reports.
Plan D is needed because the Senate’s debate referee has excluded three prior plans — Plans A, B, and C — from the pending reconciliation budget, which the Democrats can pass with just their 50 votes in the Senate.
But the Democrats’ determined amnesty push is also hiding other proposals to flood Americans’ national labor market — and their overheated housing market — with more low-wage foreign workers and families.
The Washington Post reported the Plan D amnesty:
The provision, a fallback known as the “Registry” proposal… would apply to those with provisional immigration status, as well as undocumented immigrants [living in the United States since 2010], giving them a track to legalization that activists have demanded for years. The House Judiciary Committee was instructed a week and a half ago to be ready to have text on this, according to one of the people with knowledge of the situation.

Current law allows an undocumented immigrant who entered the United States before Jan. 1, 1972, to apply for legal status. The new strategy would update the date to clear the way for millions of longtime undocumented immigrants to gain permanent residency.
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