Green Card for 8 million undocumented immigrants, this is a plan in Congress

Almost 50 congressmen support a kind of immigration reform that would allow eight million undocumented immigrants apply for a Green Card or Legal Permanent Residence.

In coordination with dozens of civil organizations, Democratic representatives once again presented the reform bill to the Registration Law with the reintroduction of HR 1511 or “Renewal of the Immigration Provisions of the Immigration Act of 1929.”

The plan suggests modifying the so-called Registration Law, so that some eight million undocumented immigrants – who have lived at least seven years in the US and have no criminal record – can apply for the green card.

The plan is led by California Democrats Zoe Lofgren, Norma Torres, Lou Correa; from New York, Grace Meng and Adriano Espaillat, as well as Jesús “Chuy” García (Illinois).

“Las immigrant communities in Queens, and across the country, have spent decades contributing to our nation, our culture, and our economy,” said Congresswoman Meng. “Updating the Registration Act is a common sense solution that will help millions of people by providing legal permanent status to immigrants who have been living and working in our country for years.”

The registration date for immigrants was last updated through the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986 to January 1, 1972.

“At a time when we are seeing an asylum ban and the Biden administration is considering detaining familiesnow is the time for Congress to intensify the measures for immigrants”, considered Angélica Salas, executive director of the Coalition for Human Rights of Immigrants (CHIRLA), an organization that leads the bill.

The proposal must be approved in both chambers, but without the support of Republicans in the House of Representatives, led by Kevin McCarthy (California), it is difficult to advance.

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