John Binder, Breitbart, November 19, 2021
Vulnerable House Democrats, many of whom are facing tough re-elections next year, helped pass the “largest amnesty in American history” out of the House, experts say.
On Friday, House Democrats passed President Joe Biden’s $1.75 trillion “Build Back Better Act,” which includes an amnesty for about seven million illegal aliens while expanding legal immigration to the United States.
“At a time when unpopular Biden administration policies have sparked the greatest surge in illegal immigration in American history, the razor-thin Democratic majority in the House is rewarding illegal behavior and encouraging even more of it,” Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) President Dan Stein said in a statement.
Rep. Jared Golden (D-ME), who won his seat in 2020 by less than 23,000 votes, was the only Democrat to join House Republicans against the plan.
Democrats’ latest amnesty provisions, along with expansions to legal immigration levels, would cost American taxpayers about $122 billion over the course of a decade. Specifically, the amnesty would allow millions of illegal aliens to secure parole to stay in the U.S. Millions of other foreign nationals would be given green cards.
Illegal aliens who can prove they have resided in the U.S. for ten years will be able to obtain work permits, driver’s licenses, and documents to travel abroad for at least a decade. In addition, millions of foreign visa workers and chain migrants, those who are the relatives of naturalized American citizens, would benefit from the plan.