I don’t understand why President Joseph Biden sent his U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 to Congress. It has little, if any, chance of passing, and it may cause the Democrats to lose their majorities in the House and the Senate.

Moreover, it will make many people very angry if it causes a major surge in illegal immigration while we are still in the midst of a deadly pandemic.

The Democrats have a slim majority of 10 seats in the House and in the Senate, an even split requires Vice President Kamala Harris’s vote to break ties in the Democrats’ favor. They will need ten Republican votes to stop a Republican filibuster in the Senate.

This is a very precarious situation.

According to Gallup, the president's party almost always suffers a net loss of House seats in midterm elections.

It won’t take much for the Democrats to lose their majority in the House, just a net loss of five seats — and just a single seat in the Senate.

This means that Biden may only have two years to pass immigration legislation.

The legalization provisions in his bill are particularly problematic.

Biden's plan would permit undocumented people to apply for temporary legal status and then for green cards five years later. Dreamers, TPS holders, and immigrant farmworkers may be eligible for green cards immediately.

Migrants from all over the world would come to the United States for a chance to participate in this legalization program, and Biden has taken steps to ensure that ICE will leave the vast majority of them alone once they have reached the interior of the country.

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