Amnesty Looms Large in the Reconciliation Bill

By Jason Richwine on September 14, 2021

Yesterday the House Judiciary Committee held a markup on the immigration provisions of the Democrats’ reconciliation bill. One of those provisions is an amnesty estimated to cover 8 million out of the roughly 11 million illegal immigrants living in the U.S. Although touted as a benefit for so-called “Dreamers” who arrived at the age of 18 or younger, there are only about 2 million of them in the country. The bill’s larger qualifying category for amnesty will probably be “essential” workers — with “essential” defined very broadly, of course. (The bill also contains an expansion of legal immigration.) . . .

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