Biden Promises to Provide ‘a Roadmap to Citizenship’ for ‘Undocumented Immigrants’

By CNSNews.com Staff | October 30, 2020 | 1:27pm EDT
Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clintn, then-Mexican President Felipe Caldero and then-Vice President Joe Biden toast at a lunch at the State Department, May 19, 2010. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clintn, then-Mexican President Felipe Caldero and then-Vice President Joe Biden toast at a lunch at the State Department, May 19, 2010. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

(CNSNews.com) - Former Vice President Joe Biden is promising that as president he will provide “a roadmap to citizenship” for people he calls “undocumented immigrants.”

“In the first 100 days, a Biden Administration will: … Protect Dreamers and their families,” says Biden’s campaign website on a page entitled, “The Biden Plan for Securing Our Values as a Nation of Immigrants.”

“The Obama-Biden Administration created DACA in 2012 to protect ‘Dreamers,’ undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children, obeyed the law once here, and stayed in school or enlisted in the military,” says the website.

“The Trump Administration made the cruel and counterproductive decision to terminate DACA, throwing into turmoil the lives of millions of Dreamers,” it says.

“Dreamers and their parents should have a roadmap to citizenship through legislative immigration reform. But in the meantime, Biden will remove the uncertainty for Dreamers by reinstating the DACA program, and he will explore all legal options to protect their families from inhumane separation,” says Biden’s campaign website.

“Biden will also ensure Dreamers are eligible for federal student aid (loans, Pell grants) and are included in his proposals to provide access to community college without debt and invest in HBCU/Hispanic Serving Institution/Minority Serving Institutions, which will help Dreamers contribute even more to our economy,” it says.

Here is the passage from Biden’s website where he promises to provide “a roadmap to citizenship” for “undocumented immigrants:”

Protect Dreamers and their families. The Obama-Biden Administration created DACA in 2012 to protect “Dreamers,” undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children, obeyed the law once here, and stayed in school or enlisted in the military. DACA provided young people who passed a background check and application process with temporary work permits and protection from deportation. The Trump Administration made the cruel and counterproductive decision to terminate DACA, throwing into turmoil the lives of millions of Dreamers. Dreamers and their parents should have a roadmap to citizenship through legislative immigration reform. But in the meantime, Biden will remove the uncertainty for Dreamers by reinstating the DACA program, and he will explore all legal options to protect their families from inhumane separation. Biden will also ensure Dreamers are eligible for federal student aid (loans, Pell grants) and are included in his proposals to provide access to community college without debt and invest in HBCU/Hispanic Serving Institution/Minority Serving Institutions, which will help Dreamers contribute even more to our economy.

Below is a screen capture of the passage from Biden's website where he promises to provide "a roadmap to citizenship" for "undocumented immigrants:"

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