Everyone knew a Democratic presidential administration would be radically leftist. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris is already demonstrating just how far left they’ll go when it comes to immigration policy.
Harris hinted that the incoming administration will go full speed ahead with President-elect Joe Biden’s disastrous policy to grant amnesty to illegal immigrants, Breitbart reported. In addition, Harris promised to speed up the time between obtaining a green card and having voting rights, setting herself up for a new voter base in time for the 2028 — or even the 2024 — presidential election.
Speaking to the Spanish-language television network Univision, Harris promised she’d be “tightening up the whole process for green cards,” a required step on the way to eventual citizenship and voter status. “The immigration process is going to be about shortening the time by creating more and greater efficiencies, allowing people who have Temporary Protected Status — and in particular [Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act] and TPS holders — to automatically get green cards,” Harris promised.
While the wait can be as long as 13 years, Harris’ plan would close the gap to around seven by automatically granting green cards to those broad groups. As many conservatives have long suspected, their motive may be that a swfit-moving citizenship process could give Democrats an electoral advantage with the flood of new voters. Simply classifying anu illegal immigrant under either of those statuses could mean an explosion of newly-minted citizens in record time, and that has some critics worried.
“The value of Americans’ citizenship would be reduced because presidents would simply be able to give citizenship out to anybody,” Mark Krikorian, the director of the Center for Immigration Studies, said. “He could award green cards — which permit citizenship — to anybody he wants from any country in any number — it is appalling.” Krikorian also worried that a president rather than Congress would take on such powers.
The Biden-Harris plan is in stark contrast to the outgoing administration. Beginning with his run bid for the Republican nomination in 2015, President Donald Trump promised to be tough on immigration. One of his main objectives was to build a wall along the southern border to keep the numbers of illegal immigrants to a minimum. As he prepares to leave office, Trump boasted he “achieved the most secure southern border in U.S. history.”
Trump warned that a return to such liberalization of immigration laws means a return to the caravans of immigrants flooding the U.S. as they did during former President Barack Obama’s administration.
The problem then with unaccompanied minors showing up at the U.S. Mexico border was so severe, the Obama White House was forced to address the problem in an official statement paying lipservice to tighten up the border security.
Illegal immigration is a humanitarian crisis that Democrats perpetuate. They invite untold numbers of illegal immigrants into the country to live and work in poverty so they can secure their votes with government handouts. Unfortunately, it appears the Biden administration is more concerned with gaining voters by quick legalization rather than actually helping anyone.