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Government Biden Submits Law for Legalization of Illegal Immigrants

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The US government of President Joe Biden is introducing a bill in Congress on granting residency status to illegal immigrants. That would give millions of people the prospect of citizenship. American media report this on Thursday.

Biden has always opposed his predecessor Donald Trump’s strict migration policies and stressed on the first day of his presidency that he was going to work on it immediately.

The legalization of illegal immigrants, almost half of whom come from Mexico, has long been a priority of Democratic and liberal politicians who believe that illegal immigrants contribute to the economy while the number of illegal immigrants is decreasing.

On the other hand, Trump has made verbal spearheads to expel and stop illegal immigrants since his 2016 election campaign. He would also build a wall along the Mexican border.

Practically speaking, the deportations of illegal immigrants were far behind Trump’s threats. Under his Democratic predecessor Barack Obama, nearly three times more illegal immigrants were deported in his first reign than under Trump’s administration.

If it could be deduced from the number of deportations how many illegal immigrants there are, there will indeed be fewer. In 2010 the US expelled an estimated 230,000 people without residence status, and in 2020, more than 50,000.

Biden now wants to stop deporting and actually arrange an amnesty and the so-called ‘Dreamers’. That’s hundreds of thousands of people who came illegally as children and started their adult lives in the US. They enjoyed legal protection until 2017, when the Trump administration abolished it.

It is not known how many people are illegal in the United States. Most estimates put somewhere between ten and twelve million people. Among them, nearly two million from Central America (mainly El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras) and nearly one and a half million from Asia.

According to researchers, most illegal immigrants have been in the US for a very long time; an estimated two thirds for more than ten years. In any case, the US has a lot of ‘newcomers’ among the population. For example, of the nearly 330 million inhabitants, around 45 million were not born in the US.

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