Dems Ask Biden To Fast-Track Amnesty For Illegal Immigrants

Nearly 20 U.S. senators called for President Joe Biden to authorize a fast-track path to citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants living in the country in an open letter to the president this week.

“We urge your Administration to take all available actions to streamline pathways to lawful status for undocumented immigrants, providing certainty to the American businesses, communities, and families who rely on them,” the letter read.

The senators argued in their letter that illegal immigrants with no criminal history and long-standing connections or “deep ties” to the United States should be fast-tracked to lawful immigration status.

The group of Democrat senators wants the president to disregard the fact that they emigrated to the U.S. in violation of federal law in the first place and grant amnesty to these illegal immigrants.

The list of senators includes high-profile Democrats like Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), Sen. Alex Padilla (D-CA), Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Sen. John Fetterman (D-PA), as well as Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).

Their demands of the president come at a time when illegal immigration has reached the proportions of a national emergency, with record numbers of migrants illegally crossing the border with Mexico into the United States and taking up residence here, using social services and working jobs, all without legal authorization or documentation.

The Democrats’ letter said, “In 2019 alone, undocumented immigrants contributed an estimated $9.7 billion in federal and state taxes and over $11 billion in social security contributions. Over 1.1 million U.S. citizens are married to an undocumented immigrant, and roughly 4.9 million U.S. citizen children have at least one undocumented parent.”

“Deporting all such individuals—as former President Donald Trump has threatened to do if reelected—would devastate the American economy and destroy American families,” Senate Democrats said.

The letter urged Biden to fast-track amnesty for illegal immigrants “with no criminal history and deep ties to the United States.” Democrats argued it would bring stability to families and get more immigrants to pay taxes and “check in with the U.S. government regularly.”