On Thursday, February 18, Democrats presented to the US Congress the ambitious immigration reform plan supported by the US President. A plan to pave the way for the normalization of 11 million illegal immigrants. It also provides for the reform of these illegal immigrants who entered the United States when they were minors, to obtain American nationality. But Democrats will need Republican votes.
With our correspondent in Washington, Anne Corbett
« Our vision is to restore humanity and American values to the American immigration system », Begins Senator Bob Menendez, one of the authors of the bill. If this text is adopted, it will allow eleven million illegal immigrants to obtain U.S. nationality.
« They are essential workers, without whom our economy cannot function. Bob emphasizes Menendez. Yet they live in fear of being deported. It is time to bring 11 million undocumented immigrants out of the shadows. »
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More targeted laws in case of failure in the Senate
Democrats have a sufficient majority in the House, but to be adopted in the Senate, the text must receive nine votes among Republicans. It did not win, Democrat Linda Sanchez knows: ” Congress has tried and failed in the past. We are not naive about the challenge ahead. But this time may have been different. »
In the event of a hazard, Democrats are considering returning to indictment with laws already targeted. Many Republicans support, for example, the opportunity to offer American nationality Dreamers, These are illegal immigrants who came to the United States as children.
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