There has been a major push for mass amnesty for DACA immigrants in the lame-duck session of Congress, where Republicans will take over the House next month.
While it does not seem to be a popular position among House Democratic leadership, a significant number of Democratic House members have been pushing for an amnesty bill.
Democrats have pushed for amnesty despite the fact that voters consistently put immigration as one of their top four concerns in the midterms, making it a significant reason why Democrats lost the House.
Under Biden, apprehensions of illegal immigrants at the border has skyrocketed to record levels.
In 2021, there were nearly 2 million illegal immigrants apprehended at the border, a number that is expected to increase this Fiscal Year.
Democrats claim that if we do not give mass amnesty to nearly 3 million DACA immigrants, the US economy will shrink by an estimated $280 billion over the next ten years.
In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), a number of House Democrats and their leading congressional caucuses claim that billions will be lost in the U.S. economy unless 3.3 million illegal aliens enrolled and eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) are provided with green cards and, eventually, naturalized American citizenship.
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair Dr. Raul Ruiz (D-CA), Congressional Black Caucus Chair Joyce Beatty (D-OH), Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus Chair Judy Chu (D-CA), and Congressional Progressive Caucus Chair Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) write:
Without congressional action to protect DACA recipients, the U.S. stands to lose $11.7 billion annually in economic contributions from DACA recipients, and the federal government could lose out on as much as $60 billion over the next decade shrinking the economy by an estimated $280 billion. It is through your leadership that we must work towards a bipartisan deal to ensure that Dreamers can remain in the only country they have known.