Biden promises to provide citizenship to immigrants if voted to power

Joe Biden has promised to provide citizenship to 11 million illegal immigrants if his government voted to power in the 2020 US presidential elections. This promise has come in the backdrop of Trump’s anti-immigrant policies.

Biden has considered citizenship as one of its priorities apart from rebuilding the economy and restoring American leadership in the world. “We’re going to have to deal with the crisis of immigration we have. I’m am sending to the House and Senate an immigration bill that’s going to provide access to citizenship to 11 million people,” Biden said in response to a question.

The campaign

Jane Hartley hosted the campaign event for Joe Biden. She was a former US ambassador to France and Monaco and current the chairman of Sesame, Workshop. She is also the founder and senior chairman of Evercore.

The campaign had 37 attendees as per the campaign organizers. Biden in the campaign further elaborated on how he would envision his office in the first 30 days.

He said, “If the American people elect me, we’re going to have a huge task in repairing the damage he’s done.”

“We have to beat the virus, rebuilding the economy and figuring out how to restore American leadership around the world,” Biden added.

Critical of Trump

Joe Biden attacked Trump and his anti-immigrant policies. He reiterated Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic. He said that more than 215,000 Americans had died, yet the president is backing away from stimulus talks.

“Three days later, after he said he was walking away, he said he’s coming back … One day, he’s tweeting that the relief package is too big … next day it’s too small. The longer he’s president, the more reckless he gets,” he added.

The immigration crisis

Trump’s key issue was illegal immigration to the United States during the 2016 elections America. Consequently, one of his hallmark statements was building a wall on the United States-Mexico border and forcing Mexico to pay for the wall. He took a strong stance on legal immigration to America, putting a substantial pause on granting green cards.

In one of his policies, he imposed a travel ban that prohibited issuing visas to seven mostly Muslim countries. His “zero-tolerance” policy required the arrest of anyone caught illegally crossing the border. This resulted in the separation of many families and children.

On the third of November 2020, the US presidential elections are scheduled. It is between Republican candidate Joe Biden and Democratic candidate Donald Trump.

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