Democrats Introduce Sweeping Immigration Reform

President Biden's plan features an eight year path to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants. NBC's Alice Barr reports.

(NBC News) — Congressional Democrats on Thursday formally introduced President Biden’s sweeping immigration reform bill.

The centerpiece is an eight-year path to citizenship for roughly 11 million undocumented immigrants, with a faster track for farm workers, DACA dreamers who came here as children, and those whose homelands are deemed unsafe.

Immigration reform was a key campaign promise for President Biden.

He gave a broad outline of his plans his first day in office and has already taken several executive actions, including starting a task force to reunite families separated under the Trump administration.

Still, Congress hasn’t passed a comprehensive bill on this thorny issue in decades and several top Republicans are already digging in against the president’s proposals.

Senator Marco Rubio has called it “blanket amnesty.”

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