How President Joe Biden will go about immigration reform
Joe Biden has been sworn in as the 46th President of the United States, and he has plans to unveil new policies day one.
Our Washington DC Bureau Chief Emily Buck speaks with Tammi Arender on what we can expect from the Biden team, how he will go about immigration reform, and what that legislation would look like for farmers.
According to Emily, President Biden plans to introduce an extensive immigration reform bill today, to offer a pathway to citizenship for the roughly 11 million illegal immigrants living in America.
The proposal would include a five year process to obtain a green card, including background checks and paying taxes.
The process would be expedited for farm workers and young people known as Dreamers; they would be able to get their green card immediately and then apply for citizenship after three years.
It is important to note that 48 percent of farmworkers are undocumented immigrants, roughly 1.2 million people. A pathway to citizenship would create stability for the farms who employ those individuals.