Reported By Ben Dutka | July 9, 2020
It’s called The Biden-Sanders Unity Task Force Recommendations, and it makes a dramatic statement: It would give asylum to basically everyone who wants to come here. Drafted by supporters of presumptive presidential nominee Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), it’s an all-encompassing document.
The document … would provide amnesty and a pathway to U.S. citizenship to the 11 to 22 million illegal aliens living in the nation and welcome hundreds of millions of the world’s migrants.
First up, the plan wants to expand asylum for migrants arriving at the U.S./Mexico border. It would force immigration authorities to release all migrants into the interior of the U.S. while awaiting their hearings. The plan also ends construction of Trump’s wall, stops deportations for all undocumented citizens, and ends all travel bans. This means the bans in place on national security-risk nations, such as China, Iran, and Brazil, would disappear.
But there’s more:
- Restarting DACA for young aliens
- Restraining DAPA for the parents of DACA aliens
- Rescinding Trump’s “national emergency” at the border
- Increasing refugee resettlement
- Gives Obamacare to DACA aliens
- Forces Americans to subsidize welfare-dependent legal immigration
- Expands the scandal-plagued U visa program
- Restarts employment-based green card system
This plan is bound to face some backlash, simply because it’s so broad and drastic in its approach. Critics will undoubtedly cite the fact that 35 million Americans are currently unemployed or underemployed. As a result, bringing in over 2.5 million immigrants and asylum seekers could be seen as unwelcome.
While it’s unlikely that the entirety of the plan will ever take effect, it makes the DNC’s stance on the topic quite clear. And it’s bound to rile the Trump administration, so expect a response in the near future.
- A new Democrat policy proposal invites all the world’s asylum seekers to the U.S.
- The plan also calls for ending construction on the southern border wall. Additionally, it gives healthcare to DACA residents, and expands the U visa program.
- The overarching document will likely incur plenty of pushback from Republicans and the Trump administration.