Biden Admin. Considering Amnesty for Undocumented Spouses of US Citizens

Biden Admin. Considering Amnesty for Undocumented Spouses of US Citizens
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The Facts

  • The Biden administration is reportedly considering a proposal that would give amnesty to undocumented spouses of US citizens and allow them to work in the country legally.

  • The policy would fall under a program known as "parole in place," which protects undocumented immigrants from deportation and allows them access to a work permit. It also provides some with easier access to green cards and a pathway to US citizenship.


The Spin

Democratic narrative

This is a common sense, compassionate approach to immigration. While some progressives were disappointed with Biden's recent executive order, it's clear the president is nothing like former Pres. Donald Trump, who literally wants to deport every undocumented immigrant. Granting protections to the spouses of US citizens will help more than 1M people in a way that most Americans can support.

Republican narrative

Biden has left the border open for his entire term, and now that he's received backlash over this executive order, he's feigning concern about illegal immigration. Polls show most Americans support deporting undocumented immigrants, but instead, the president is offering amnesty to millions — showing he's more beholden to the far left than the country as a whole.


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