Posted on March 18, 2021

Rick Scott Circulates DACA Amnesty Plan Amid Illegal Immigration Surge

John Binder, Breitbart, March 16, 2021

National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) is circulating a plan that would provide amnesty to potentially millions of illegal aliens enrolled and eligible for former President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Two sources confirmed to Breitbart News the details of Scott’s plan, originally posted online, which would allow DACA illegal aliens to permanently resettle in the United States by providing them a “conditional permanent” residency for 10 years before they can apply for green cards and eventually gain American citizenship.

Scott, the sources said, has been circulating the amnesty to Senate Republicans asking them to co-sponsor the legislation. Scott’s office did not respond to a request for comment when asked by Breitbart News if they could verify the legislation. It is unclear if any other Senate Republicans have signed on to support the amnesty.

Specifically, Scott’s plan pairs an amnesty for eligible illegal aliens with a series of enforcement priorities such as banning the practice of Catch and Release, where border crossers are apprehended and released into the U.S. interior, and ending President Joe Biden’s “sanctuary country” orders that have prevented most interior immigration enforcement.

The amnesty provisions allow illegal aliens who came to the U.S. before they were 16-years-old, and have lived in the country since June 2012, to apply for “conditional permanent resident” status.

{snip} The legislation would allow illegal aliens with misdemeanor convictions to apply for amnesty, so long as they were not convicted of domestic violence, sexual abuse, burglary, unlawful gun possession, drug trafficking, drunk driving, or any other misdemeanor that resulted in 90-day or more prison sentence.


Ultimately, the amnesty could provide American citizenship to millions of illegal aliens by the year 2037 if it were enacted this year and applications started next year.