Democrat President Joe Biden has acknowledged that the border bill he negotiated with the Senate is just a preliminary measure towards his objective of granting amnesty to all the undocumented immigrants already living in the United States.
The Senate bill, introduced by Sens. James Lankford (R-OK), Chris Murphy (D-CT), and Kyrsten Sinema (I-AZ), has faced significant criticism since it was disclosed last week. As was previously reported, the Senate recently unveiled a bipartisan agreement worth $118 billion on Sunday, following months of negotiations. This so-called “border security” package allows for the entry of 1.5 million undocumented immigrants into the U.S. annually.
Furthermore, the bill allocates a substantial $2.3 billion in taxpayer funds to NGOs and other organizations involved in facilitating the illegal crossing of the border. To maintain a perpetual state of war, the Uniparty deal provides $14.1 billion in security assistance to Israel and an astonishing $60 billion in support to Ukraine. The package also extends the provision of green cards until 2030.
Despite the purported bipartisan negotiations aimed at securing the border, the package does not include any funding for the construction of a border wall.
During a White House address on Tuesday, Biden commended the Senate bill, which would effectively channel hundreds of thousands of illegal border crossers into the interior of the country. This bill comes at a time when Biden has overseen the largest ever increase in the foreign-born population of the United States, reaching nearly 50 million individuals.
However, Biden conceded that the bill is merely a stepping stone towards the Democrats’ ultimate objective of granting amnesty to the estimated 11 to 22 million undocumented immigrants residing in the U.S.
Biden came out and said:
“[The bill] doesn’t address everything I wanted.
“For example, we still need to pass documentation for people that are already here.
“And we’re not walking away from true immigration reform including permanent protections and a pathway to citizenship for young DREAMers who came here when they were children and have been good citizens and contributed so much to our country.”
Biden emphasized the urgency for Congress to swiftly pass the bill and deliver it to his desk. For years, Democrats and corporate special interests linked to Wall Street have been advocating for the passage of an amnesty plan for millions of undocumented immigrants. Implementing such an amnesty would result in a surplus of foreign workers entering the labor market, leading to a decrease in labor costs.
Nevertheless, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has previously determined that this would result in reduced wages for the working and middle class in America, while benefiting businesses by lowering their expenses.
“Immigration has exerted downward pressure on the wages of relatively low-skilled workers who are already in the country, regardless of their birthplace,” the CBO found in 2020.
Similarly, the implementation of an amnesty program would result in an increase in the demand for housing, thereby exacerbating the already inflated home prices that working and middle-class Americans struggle with due to exorbitant interest rates.
According to a study conducted in 2013 by the New American Economy, an organization funded by Michael Bloomberg and advocating for amnesty, the influx of millions of immigrants over several decades has contributed to a staggering $3.7 trillion surge in housing expenses for future homebuyers.
Interestingly, the report presented this astronomical figure as the generation of “housing wealth.”