An immigration enforcement advocacy organization says Joe Biden has ushered in the largest amnesty in U.S. history, and it is not good for the American people.
With White House approval, congressional Democrats have introduced a mass immigration bill that grants sweeping amnesty to millions of illegal aliens, significantly increases legal immigration levels, and provides $4 billion in foreign aid to Central American countries while eviscerating immigration enforcement in the states.
Ira Mehlman, a spokesman for the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), says the fact that the bill is 353 pages long indicates just how far the administration intends to go in pursuit of fulfilling Biden's promise to every illegal alien in the country.
"Our estimate is that there are about 14.5 million illegal aliens living in the United States. But if you read through this bill, it isn't just an amnesty for the 14.5 million who are here; it would include any immediate relatives that they have living outside the country," Mehlman explains. "So an illegal alien living here who has a spouse and minor children living outside the country would qualify. Even criminals would qualify for amnesty under this bill. People who were deported would be allowed to come back and claim."
Mehlman asserts this would be a disaster for the American people.
"Given the fact that we have family chain migration, FAIR has estimated this could result in an additional 50 million people coming to the United States in the coming decades," he relays.
There is nothing in this proposal, Mehlman adds, that is redeemable or suggests that there is any concern for the interests of the American public.
In image above, immigrants waiting to cross into the U.S. wait for news at the border crossing Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021, in Tijuana, Mexico. Those seeking asylum in the U.S. were allowed to enter the country starting last Friday, to be released until their cases conclude. (AP Photo/Elliot Spagat)