Joe Biden is expected to release an enormous immigration plan during his early days in the White House, which will aim to reverse Trump-era policies.
Biden’s plan is expected to follow campaign promises through a deportation moratorium, providing a multi-year pathway to citizenship and blocking the use of emergency federal funds from being siphoned towards expanding the southern-border wall.
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Republican lawmakers and conservative groups opposed Joe Biden’s forthcoming immigration plan Tuesday as massive amnesty for people in the U.S. illegally.
The junior senator from Arkansas alleged that Joe Biden will “immediately undo pandemic border closures” and threaten the health security of the United States by allowing illegal immigrants the ability to regain entry to the United States.
“It’s what you’d expect from the party of open borders: Total amnesty, no regard for the health or security of Americans, and zero enforcement,” he wrote in a series of tweets.
“The lack of testing and controls at the border will mean a massive increase in the spread of the virus,” he continued.
Joe Biden’s Immigration proposal would create an eight-year pathway to citizenship for millions of immigrants, set up a processing program abroad for refugees seeking admission to the U.S. and push toward using technology to monitor the border.
Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., claimed in a tweet that the pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants “means more jobs lost and wages suppressed for tens of millions of American citizens.”
“How can Socialists credibly claim to represent lower income Americans when Socialist border security weakness hurts so many struggling American families?” Brooks said.
Democrats will control the 50-50 Senate with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’ tiebreaking vote. Democrats currently control the House 222-211, with two vacancies.
Sources: Politico, Reuters, and NBC; Photo: Newsweek.com