Monday, February 22

President Biden: what does the ambitious immigration reform plan consist of that seeks to give a path to citizenship for more than 10 million undocumented immigrants

  • Patricia Sulbarán Lovera
  • BBC News Mundo correspondent in Los Angeles

A woman takes the oath at a naturalization ceremony in the United States from a car due to the pandemic.


The bill must be approved by both houses in Congress.

On his first day as head of government in the United States, Joe Biden sent Congress a proposal for immigration reform described as “the most progressive in the history” of that country.

The ambitious plan, called the US Citizenship Act, it must not only have the endorsement of the House of Representatives but also the Senate requires at least 60 of 100 votes.

Although this Wednesday’s initiative does not involve immediate action, it is seen as a crucial and important step for regularize the immigration status of more than 10 million undocumented in the country.

And a 180-degree setback to the immigration policies implemented by his predecessor, Donald Trump.

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