Biden White House May Grant Migrant Workers New Residency Options

Since the new Congress has taken over, Republicans now retain control over the House of Representatives. Because of this majority, House GOP members currently have considerably more sway and pull over what passes in Congress and what doesn’t.

Joe Biden has been clear that he wants to get legislation for amnesty approved by Congress. Though House Speaker Kevin McCarthy made it crystal clear this is not going to happen.

McCarthy and other Republicans continue to stress that much remains at stake by allowing illegal immigration or incentivizing it.

Amid this dispute between Biden and House Republicans, Fox News reports that the Biden White House is looking at granting new residency options to migrant workers.

A Closer Look at New Plans of the Biden Administration

Right now, the White House is considering allowing agricultural workers, along with seasonal workers, to submit applications for permanent residency in America.

The Biden-led federal government also assesses that allowing these applications will stop migrant workers from being exploited or otherwise taken advantage of.

As things stand today, migrant workers in the United States on conditional visas are mandated to go back to their own nations once the time on their visas runs out. Though certain visas allow these migrants to seek green cards.

Biden has long committed to opening up the currently available pathways in America to legal immigration. Though he’s run into issues with Republicans for doing what many believe is encouraging more people to come to the United States and then remain for indefinite time periods.

In real-time, the Biden administration is facing a lawsuit from the Republican Party over a policy that permits up to 30,000 migrants from Haiti, Nicaragua, Venezuela, and Cuba to enter America each month.

More Backlash from the Republican Party

Republicans have maintained that Biden is not doing enough to counter illegal immigration. As a matter of fact, the White House is being charged with lying about the number of illegal crossings at the southern border each month.

It’s clear that for the remainder of Biden’s current term in office, he is all but guaranteed to keep clashing with Republican lawmakers. The two sides haven’t managed to reach a compromise on immigration thus far and it doesn’t appear as if they’re going to.

Biden’s latest efforts that do not focus on lowering illegal immigration in the United States could very well end up being hit with legal action from GOP members as well.

What do you think about the latest potential policy from the Biden administration that would allow migrant workers on visas to gain permanent residency in the United States? In the comments section below, you are more than welcome to let us know your thoughts about this particular issue.