“I will send an immigration bill to the United States Senate with a pathway to citizenship for over 11 million undocumented people in America”
Published on 25 November, 2020
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Joe Biden has again promised to rapidly send an amnesty deal to the Senate within the first 100 days of his presidency, should Trump’s legal challenge fail and he be ousted from the White House in January.
In an interview with NBC News, Biden asserted that he will seek to legalise over 11 million immigrants who currently reside in the US without documentation.
“Some of it’s going to depend on the kind of cooperation I can or cannot get from the United States Congress,” Biden stated, referring to his immediate agenda.
“But I am going, I made a commitment, in the first 100 days, I will send an immigration bill to the United States Senate with a pathway to citizenship for over 11 million undocumented people in America,” Biden pledged.
Biden’s comments come after several GOP Senators alluded to working with him on new immigration legislation.
Senators Lindsey Graham, Chuck Grassley, and John Cornyn have all suggested that a new deal on immigration would incorporate some form of amnesty for illegals.