(FixThisNation.com) – A group of House Democrats has reintroduced the Renewing Immigration Provisions of the Immigration Act of 1929. This Act would help provide a way for millions of illegal immigrants to have a legal pathway to citizenship, as it would update a nearly century-old registry so that the status of these immigrants can be changed.
The bill has been introduced by six Democrats, Reps. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., Norma Torres, D-Calif., Lou Correa, D-Calif., Grace Meng, D-NY, Adriano Espaillat, D-NY, and Jesús “Chuy” García, D-Ill., in order to update a status adjustment process, known as the registry. The update would potentially allow all those who entered the country illegally prior to a certain date to have their status regularized.
The last registry update occurred in 1986 and it allowed all those who had been living continuously in the country since 1972 to obtain a green card after their status was adjusted. Once they had a green card those people would also be able to apply for U.S. citizenship.
According to the current estimations, the change proposed by this bill would affect around 8 million immigrants. The Act is currently supported by 148 local, regional, and national organizations.
Lofgren, the lead sponsor on the bill, has said that they are reintroducing this bill as a way of making actual changes to help with immigration, rather than using the border for “political stunts” like MAGA Republicans have recently done.
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