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Biden planning to offer pathway to legal status to migrants who have lived in the US for 10 years

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 04: U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on an executive order limiting asylum in the East Room of the White House on June 04, 2024 in Washington, DC. Biden signed an executive order that would limit migrants seeking asylum who cross the southern border illegally at times when there is a high volume of daily encounters. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images) President Biden Delivers Remarks On New Border Policy

The program, known as Parole in Place, would also clear the way to permanent legal status and US citizenship for hundreds of thousands of migrants, CBS News reported.

It would gut existing laws to remove obstacles preventing anyone who entered the US illegally from obtaining green cards without leaving the country.

Another plan being pushed by President Biden would allow migrants to request waivers that would make it easier for them to obtain temporary visas, such as H-1B visas for high-skilled workers, sources told CBS News.

The measures could be announced as early as Tuesday, when White House officials will host an event to celebrate the 12th anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which shield 530,000 illegal immigrants who entered the country as children from deportation.

It is expected to face major pushback from Republican lawmakers.

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