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Amnesty for 2 million illegals, more foreign workers in the United States

A map of the senses. Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Kyrsten Sinema (I-AZ) would permanently bring millions of additional foreign workers into the US labor market, via amnesty and green card provisions, for employers to hire Americans qualified.

The Tillis-Sinema plan, a summary of which was obtained by Breitbart News, would provide “conditional permanent residence (CPR) status” to approximately two million illegal aliens who have lived in the United States “since June 15, 2018, were under the age of 18”. when they entered the United States and were no older than 38 on June 15, 2012.”

Eventually, these illegal aliens with CPR status would be eligible for green cards and, after five years, naturalized US citizenship. Experts tell Breitbart News that the number of illegal aliens who would be granted amnesty under the plan is likely to be much higher than the roughly two million announced by Tillis and Sinema.

Naturalized Americans would be barred from participating in the process known as “chain migration” where newly naturalized citizens can sponsor an unlimited number of foreign relatives for green cards.

In addition, the plan aims to bring hundreds of thousands of additional foreign workers into the US labor market to fill US jobs by imposing a system of “employment-based recovery visas”. Tillis and Sinema estimate that some 200,000 employment-based green cards would become available to foreign workers under their plan.

These elements of immigration expansion are coupled with tempting salary increases for the US Border Patrol. Specifically, the plan would increase Border Patrol salaries by 14% and require 600 additional officers to be hired each year “until national staffing needs are met.”

Asylum reforms are also included in the plan, such as preserving Title 42 border control for a year, barring illegal aliens from future immigration benefits if they do not not show up for their scheduled hearings in the Asylum Court, and more funds for efforts to deport illegal aliens. who are not eligible for asylum after being released inside the United States.

The National Border Patrol Union Council suggested in a message that it would be open to considering such a plan and thanked Tillis and Sinema for their work on the matter. The union has previously, on several occasions, denounced the amnesty as a driving force behind waves of illegal immigration.

Meanwhile, a coalition of far-left House Democrats have said they will oppose the Tillis-Sinema plan because it includes too many federal immigration enforcement components.

“We cannot at this time, in good conscience, support the current framework,” Reps. Luis Correa (D-CA), Adriano Espaillat (D-NY) and Chuy García (D-IL) said in a statement. common.

The mass migration lobby is determined to secure amnesty through the lame duck Congress as House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), vying to be speaker of the new Congress, says repeatedly that he would consider no amnesty plan for the illegals. aliens.

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Earlier independent analysis showed that the amnesty, in addition to increased immigration, is a net loss to Americans’ job security and wages.

In 2013, a Congressional Budget Office (CBO) analysis said the “Gang of Eight” amnesty plan would “slightly” lower wages for American workers. Another CBO analysis, published in 2020, said that “immigration has put downward pressure on the wages of relatively low-skilled workers who are already in the country, regardless of their place of birth.”

Other research reveals that current legal immigration to the United States results in over $530 billion in lost wages for Americans.

Recent peer-reviewed research by economist Christoph Albert acknowledges that “because immigrants accept lower wages, they are preferentially chosen by companies and therefore have higher job search rates than natives, in line with evidence found in US data”.

John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Email him at Follow him on Twitter here.

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