VP-elect Kamala Harris has said the Biden administration will be more “humane” to immigrants when the team takes office.
The incoming Democrats plan to push an immigration bill that would give instant green cards to people with Temporary Protected Status as well as DACA holders – who were brought into the U.S. illegally as children, Harris said during an interview with Univision.
The bill would set a course for citizenship for millions of illegals in America.
It “paves a road for the 11 million undocumented immigrants living here, first turning them into permanent residents within eight years,” she reported.
Harris told Univision that her and Biden would strive to shorten the time to citizenship from 13 years to 8, according to Politico.
“Our approach to immigration is just smarter and more humane,” Harris said.
She also promised to “increase protections” for DACA holders and claimed the administration “will ensure people receive Covid vaccines no matter what their immigration status is.”
The plan also includes adding more judges to deal with the surge of immigration cases, Politico said.
She went on to tell Univision that Biden’s administration would also stop Trump’s policy of “dividing families at the border” when the parents get to the border hoping to illegally cross.
A group of activists is planning to join with faith leaders Wednesday to demand a meeting with Biden to ensure he makes “good on his promises to take action to protect families when he takes office,” according to Politico.