President-elect Joe Biden will soon be asking Congress to help him create a path to citizenship for America’s illegal immigrants, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris said Tuesday.
Harris made the comments in an interview with the Spanish-language media outlet Univision.
Harris said the bill would immediately hand out green cards to immigrants who are covered by either the Temporary Protected Status or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals programs, according to Politico.
The incoming administration also wants to reduce the time it takes to become a citizen to eight years. Right now, the process takes 13 years.
“It’s a smarter and much more humane way of approaching immigration,” Harris said.
The proposed legislation “creates a path for the majority of the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the country to” get citizenship, she told Univision.
The pathway would come