San Diego – President-elect Joe Biden’s decision to promptly talk to Congress to give legal standing to an approximated 11 million people today in the region has surprised advocates offered how the challenge has very long divided Democrats and Republicans, even in just their own events.

Biden will announce laws his very first day in business to offer a route to citizenship for tens of millions of immigrants in the United States illegally, according to four folks briefed on his designs.

The president-elect campaigned on a route to citizenship for the about 11 million persons in the U.S. illegally, but it was unclear how swiftly he would transfer while wrestling with the coronavirus pandemic, the financial system and other priorities. For advocates, reminiscences were being new of presidential candidate Barack Obama pledging an immigration bill his 1st yr in workplace, in 2009, but not tackling the problem until his next phrase.

Biden’s plan is the polar opposite of Donald Trump, whose profitable 2016 presidential campaign rested in component on curbing or halting illegal immigration.

“This actually does signify a historic shift from Trump’s anti-immigrant agenda that acknowledges that all of the undocumented immigrants that are now in the United States must be placed on a route to citizenship,” reported Marielena Hincapie, executive director of the Nationwide Immigration Law Heart, who was briefed on the monthly bill.