February 23, 2021 7:21 AM | With information from DPA
15 minutes. More than 3 million migrants would immediately obtain the green card or a green card, which allows legal residence in the United States (USA), if the Citizenship Law promoted by the president, Joe Biden, is successful in Congress. These people, for the most part, came to the country as children.
The Migration Policy Institute (MPI) estimates that almost 3.3 million people would benefit from this reform. Among them, more than 1.3 million dreamers or dreamers, as those who arrived with their undocumented parents and have lived practically their entire lives in the US are known.
Another 1.1 million correspond to workers in the primary sector. To these would be added 342,000 more if spouses and minor children are taken into account.
What’s more, the study figures at 279,000 potential beneficiaries within the Temporary Protected Status (TPS), which is granted to certain groups.
The migrant law, which is still pending, is being promoted by several Democrats at the request of Biden. The regulation outlines a plan so that the 11 million undocumented people living in the US can have nationality within 8 years.
Biden has set himself the goal of solving the situation of this group, who lives under the perpetual shadow of expulsion.
The current president has already warned that he would try to reverse the immigration policy of his predecessor, Donald Trump. This has resulted in a battery of decrees that have contemplated various measures. For example, stopping the financing of the wall on the border with Mexico or allowing entry to those who were deported while their asylum applications were being resolved.