The most important part of the Bill is a proposal to legalize the status of millions of illegal aliens in the U.S. UPS – mistake. There will not be any “ALIENS” anymore. The Bill changes the designation of “ALIENS” to “NONCITIZEN”.
So, the Bill (if it becomes Law) will legalize the status of millions of noncitizen in the U.S. – they will get Green Cards and they will be able to apply for U.S. citizenship. Some after three (3) years, and some after eight (8) years. This will include DACA beneficiaries (DREAM ACT), TPS beneficiaries, agricultural workers and many others.
The legalization will cover all noncitizens who are in the U.S. in illegal status on January 1, 2021 – yes: 2021. (Previous Amnesty covered only those who had been in the U.S. for at least five (5) years. The legalization program will even bring back some noncitizens who have been removed (deported) in the recent three years.
THINK OF PIZZA
The new Bill is full of good news for noncitizens and for legal immigrants of all categories. Almost every line provides some improvement, liberalization, less restrictions and so on. But what are the chances for this Bill to move from a Proposal to actual Law?
Think of pizza. When you go to buy a pizza – how many toppings do you choose? One? Two? Three? Would you ever say “I want 17 toppings – all the toppings in the store”? Not many buyers for such a pizza. This Bill has all the “toppings”
anybody could think of. We do not believe that there will be enough “buyers” in the U.S. Congress (especially the Senate) to make it into an actual Law.