Legalization of 8 million
Americans in waiting is possible
The registry has existed for nearly a century but was last updated in the Reagan era. An update through HR 8433: Renewing Immigration Provisions of the Immigration Act of 1929 could normalize the system and let at least 8 million people who contributed for years to this country come out of the shadows.
Setting a new registry date requires no new legislation and lets undocumented residents integrate into the nation they have been part of sometimes for decades. If we move it closer to 2022, we begin to calm the strife over immigration.
• Move the current registry date to 2015
• This can be done via as a separate bill or as part of budget reconciliation;
• Automatically move, or "roll", the registry date forward, e.g. by a year every year.
• Create a presumption of “good moral character” for all applicants.
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