Breaking News: Democrats Propose Game-Changing Green Card Reform, Paving the Way for Equal Citizenship
- Posted on May 11, 2023
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The US Citizenship Act 2023, proposed by Congresswoman Linda Sánchez, offers a way to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants. It includes an immediate path to citizenship for Dreamers, TPS holders, and certain farm workers.
Additionally, those who pass background checks and pay taxes may obtain citizenship in five years without the risk of deportation.
The proposed legislation aims to modify the immigration system related to employment by removing the limits on the number of individuals allowed from each country.
This change is intended to benefit individuals with advanced STEM degrees obtained from American universities by providing them with better opportunities to obtain permanent residency (green cards).
The Act also aims to enhance the chances of workers in industries with lower wages to secure green cards, grant work authorization to dependents of H-1B visa holders, and prevent the children of H-1B visa holders from losing their eligibility as they grow older.
In addition, the proposed legislation includes a trial program aimed at stimulating economic growth in specific regions and encourages higher wages for skilled non-immigrant workers, ensuring they are not unfairly pitted against American workers.
Moreover, it addresses the issue of discrimination faced by LGBTQ+ families, offers protection for vulnerable groups such as orphans, widows, and children, and permits immigrants with approved family sponsorship petitions to temporarily reunite with their families in the United States while they await their green cards.
Congresswoman Sánchez, who comes from a Mexican immigrant background, expressed her pride in presenting the US Citizenship Act. She views it as a groundbreaking and comprehensive framework that will effectively address the flaws in our current immigration system.
Citizenship Act aims to enhance our economy, strengthen border security, and
establish a pathway to citizenship for numerous immigrants residing and working
in the country. Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries emphasized the significant
contributions of immigrants to the formation of America and called for a
comprehensive reform of immigration laws.
The proposed Act intends to revamp the family-based immigration system, ensuring that families can stay together by addressing visa backlogs and granting immediate family status to spouses and children of green card holders. It also suggests increasing the per-country limits for family-based immigration.
The immigration system in the USA is broken and needs a comprehensive solution that reflects the country's values. The solution should be based on two fundamental principles: a commitment to the rule of law and recognition of America's identity as a nation of immigrants. The diversity of America should be celebrated and maintained.
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