As the liberal fight against ICE continues, the new Biden-Harris immigration plan could allow up to 52 million new immigrants into the U.S., according to a Federation for American Immigration Reform analysis via the Daily Caller.
“This dramatic increase would eclipse the entire current foreign-born population of the country,” said the Federation for American Immigration (FAIR).
According to the Daily Caller, the campaign’s proposals, which include “eliminating detention for many illegal border crossers, halting border wall construction, and scaling back deportation,” would also increase the taxpayer-funded costs of services and benefits for illegal immigrants by 50%, coming in at more than $200 billion annually.
“Campaigns are an opportunity for candidates to present to the voters their vision on important policy matters,” said FAIR President Dan Stein. “To their credit, the Biden-Harris campaign has done just that on immigration policy.”
“But policy proposals are not just words on paper,” he continued. “If implemented, they will have quantifiable results. They can mean more legal and illegal immigration or less; greater costs to taxpayers, or less.”
A complete reversal of Trump’s immigration plan in 2016, the Biden-Harris plan would enable 43 million individuals to participate in family-chain migration through an amnesty program. The analysis by FAIR determined that an estimated 12.6 adult illegal immigrants currently live in the U.S, and according to the Department of Homeland Security, each immigrant sponsors 3.45 family members for green cards.
Biden proposes “providing a roadmap to citizenship for nearly 11 million undocumented immigrants,” which would ultimately increase the number of illegal immigrants attempting to cross the southern border. And in efforts to garner votes from Latinos, the Democratic presidential nominee also plans to reinstate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which would aid the 1.3 million illegal immigrants that are currently eligible for the program.
One of the most pressing issues facing the immigration debate is the lack of consequences for employers who hire illegal aliens. According to FAIR, because of this, the illegal alien population has increased by 3.1 million and is projected to reach 20 million by 2024.
And, despite the already weak system, Biden plans to end large-scale workplace raids, one of the only consequences in place to combat the problem of illegal immigrants, which will “only incentivize more illegal immigration;” in other words, that predicted 20 million is on the modest side.
According to the Daily Caller, FAIR’s analysis concludes: “During a time when tens of millions of Americans are out of work, the focus of all presidential candidates needs to be on how to help American citizens find gainful employment, not importing million of new migrants to compete for the few jobs currently available.”