Biden announces plan to offer citizenship to 11 million illegal immigrants

by Peter Heck · Nov 25th, 2020 11:09 am

Last Updated Nov 27th, 2020 at 1:15 pm

Former Vice President Joe Biden said in a Tuesday evening interview on NBC News that one of his first objectives as president will be offering a "pathway to citizenship" to some 11 million illegal immigrants currently living in the United States.

"I'm going to make a commitment in the first 100 days," Biden said in the interview, "I will send an immigration bill to the United States Senate with a pathway to citizenship for over 11 million undocumented people in America."

Though immigration was not a major focus of the 2020 presidential campaign, it was an issue that highlighted stark differences between Biden and incumbent Republican President Trump.

Another area of contrast was the issue of climate change, something Biden also addressed during the NBC interview.

"I will also be moving to do away with some of the I think very damaging executive orders that have significantly impacted on making the climate worse and making us less healthy," the former vice president said.

Biden has already announced he is naming former Senator and Secretary of State John Kerry to be his "special presidential envoy on climate change" on the National Security Council.


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