Biden Plans Amnesty For Over 1M Illegal Aliens Married To Americans

Biden Plans Amnesty For Over 1M Illegal Aliens Married To Americans

A Honduran migrant gives a thumbs-up as he walks with other migrants in hopes of reaching the U.S. border, in Chiquimula, Guatemala, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021. Guatemalan authorities estimated that as many as 9,000 Honduran migrants crossed into Guatemala as part of an effort to form a new caravan to reach the U.S. border. (AP Photo/Sandra Sebastian)

Joe Biden is considering an executive order that would grant amnesty to the more than 1 million illegal immigrants who married U.S. citizens but were barred from receiving green cards.

The President is looking at taking further actions to address both the southern border crisis and illegal immigrants living in the U.S. ahead of the 2024 election as a large chunk of Americans rank the issue as their top priority.

Although immigrants, even those living in the U.S. illegally, are typically able to gain citizenship when they marry American citizens there are a number of reasons why they may have been given the benefit.

Some main reasons they are denied citizenship in these cases are if the individual has repeatedly entered the country illegally or forged legal documentation in the past.

To address this, the Biden administration is most heavily weighing a “parole in place” program for spouses of U.S. citizens that were not initially granted citizenship, White House sources told The Wall Street Journal.

The status would be temporary and would grant the immigrants’ access to work permits and a path towards citizenship.

While the details of such an executive action have not been finalized or approved, the mummerings of taking the nuclear option to address another bloc of immigrants adds to a list of other ideas the administration has floated.

The White House has discussed timing an announcement before the election as a one-two punch following an executive order that would likely upset immigration advocates, an official notes.

Reports emerged earlier in April indicating Biden is considering using an executive order implemented by former President Donald Trump to limit the number of migrants who can claim asylum at the southern border.

‘We’re examining whether or not I have that power,’ Biden told Univision’s Enrique Acevedo in an interview taped in early April.

Read the full story in the Daily Mail.