Posted on May 22, 2024

Hispanic Caucus Opposes Biden-Backed Immigration Expansion Bill for Failing to Include Amnesty for Illegal Aliens

John Binder, Breitbart, May 21, 2024

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus is vowing to oppose an immigration expansion bill, supported by President Joe Biden, because it does not include provisions offering amnesty to millions of illegal aliens.

On Monday, Biden urged Congress to pass the bill, which would, among other things, increase green cards given to foreign nationals, expedite work permits for migrants, and allow some 35,000 migrant encounters at the southern border before the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) could deploy border controls.


In response, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair Nanette Barragan (D-CA) said her caucus will lobby against the bill, mainly because it does not include provisions to provide amnesty to millions of illegal aliens living in the United States.


As written, the bill excludes critical protections and legal pathways for families, farm workers and America’s DREAMers who have been in the U.S. contributing to our nation’s communities and economy for decades.
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