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‘Amnesty' Bill for Illegal Immigrants Raises Concerns Amid Impeachment Chaos

Added 12-12-19 10:45:03am EST - “The House of Representatives passed a farm bill Wednesday that critics claim is a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants.” - Westernjournal.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Westernjournal.com: “'Amnesty' Bill for Illegal Immigrants Raises Concerns Amid Impeachment Chaos”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Prasit photo / Getty ImagesThe U.S. Capitol Building is seen in Washington, D.C. (Prasit photo / Getty Images)

The House of Representatives passed a farm bill Wednesday that critics claim offers a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants.

Democratic and some Republican lawmakers supported the bill, which overhauls the H-2A agricultural visa program, Fox News reported.

However, the bone of contention in the bill was its provision for illegal immigrants to be granted temporary five-and-a-half-year “Certified Agricultural Worker” status after working at least six months in the agriculture sector over two years.

The bill allows illegal immigrant workers who achieve this status to also protect their spouses and minor children from deportation.

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