Newly elected US President Joe Biden, who defeated Donald Trump in a long battle for power, is going to deliver the great news to Indians on day one. Joe Biden plans to introduce an immigration bill on the first day of his administration. In this, there will be a provision to give citizenship for eight years to one crore 10 lakh people living without legal status in the country.
It is estimated that about 5 lakh people are of Indian origin. This immigration bill would be contrary to the stricter immigration policies of the outgoing Trump administration. An official with knowledge of the bill said on the condition of keeping his identity confidential that the bill could be introduced after Biden was sworn in on Wednesday. As the Democratic nominee for the presidential election, Biden called Trump’s move on immigration a ‘harsh attack’ on American values.
Promise to legalize 1.1 million illegal migrants
Biden said that he would “make up for the loss”. Under this bill, the background of people living without any legal status in the US will be examined till January 1, 2021, and if they meet the tax and meet other basic requirements, then the passage of temporary legal status of five years for them Will pave or they get a green card. After this they can get citizenship for three more years.
Biden is likely to take swift steps to reverse the immigration-related Trump steps, including prohibiting the arrival of people from many Muslim countries. Biden said he would work with Congress to improve the visa system, H1-B visas, to allow those on visas to switch jobs. This can greatly benefit Indian workers. Biden promised to legalize 1.1 million illegal migrants, according to his manifesto, 500,000 of these are Indians.