A “DREAM Act” amnesty would grant nearly two million illegal immigrants green cards and later naturalized citizenship has been proposed by Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Dick Durbin (D-IL).
Durbin and Graham, who have significant seats on the Senate Judiciary Panel, have frequently proposed the amnesty since 2017. They have again reintroduced the bill.
Around two million illegal aliens who are enrolled in and qualified for the Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program would be able to get green cards and, eventually, naturalized citizenship under the amnesty, according to current estimates.
Because they were youngsters when their parents brought them here, and because America has become their home, Graham claimed that DACA illegal aliens “are a class of illegal migrants that already have great popular support.”
Graham stated, “In order to help this people, we must first persuade Americans that the never-ending tide of illegal immigration will end.”
Before thanking Graham “for his sustained collaboration in this critical bipartisan initiative,” Durbin said that granting amnesty to DACA illegal aliens “is a matter of fundamental American justice and fairness.”
According to Breitbart News, a DACA amnesty would allow between 10 million and 19 million foreign nationals to enter the country, as chain migration allows newly naturalized citizens to bring any number of foreign relatives with them.
According to a previous Breitbart News study, a DACA amnesty would cost American taxpayers almost $115 billion by allowing newly legalized illegal immigrants to enroll in Obamacare. The cost of such an amnesty to taxpayers is projected by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to be $26 billion.
According to the same CBO analysis, after an amnesty, at least one in seven DACA illegal aliens would enroll in Medicaid and nearly one in five would become food stamp recipients.
According to a CBO report from 2013, the “Gang of Eight” plan for amnesty would “somewhat” reduce earnings for American workers. According to a 2020 CBO estimate, “immigration has pushed the earnings of relatively low-skilled individuals that are already in the country downward, regardless of where they were born.”