Plans drafted up by the Biden administration show that the Democrats have already begun planning for the next elections, with ambitions to keep a hold of the House and the Senate in the 2022 midterms, alongside the presidency in 2024, as they look to boost the number of foreign voters in the US by moving the goalposts, allowing more immigrants to gain an easier pathway to citizenship.
What is Biden’s plan?
President Joe Biden has issued yet another executive order, yet this time he is looking to strengthen the hand of the Democrats in any and all upcoming election cycles, by allowing more immigrants an easier pathway to citizenship in order to earn the right to vote, and very likely vote for the Democratic party.
If this plan succeeds, electoral success will become very difficult to achieve for the Republican party, given their very poor showing amongst non-white voters in recent elections.
The order instructs multiple federal agencies to look at how they can increase the speed of the naturalization process for hundreds of thousands of legal immigrants in time for them to vote in the 2022 midterms.
The order is intended to ‘eliminate barriers in and otherwise improve the existing naturalization process’, whilst creating a new agency that will be known as The Interagency Working Group on Promoting Naturalization.
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The group will work alongside departments such as Homeland Security, the Labor Department, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of House and Urban Development, the Department of Education, and the Social Security Administration in order to ‘develop a national strategy to promote naturalization’.
The order instructs all relative federal agencies to submit a plan to the White House within 90 days, which outlines the steps they will take to advance the initiative set out by President Biden.
Each agency will then be required to submit a report 180 days after the plan submission, detailing the progress that has been made to implementing the initiative.
The purpose of the order is to ensure that all federal agencies will make naturalization ‘more accessible to all eligible individuals, including through a potential reduction of the naturalization fee and restoration of the fee waiver process’.
However, Biden’s order also has the potential to dissolve a denaturalization division that was created by the Justice Department last February; which revoked citizenship to naturalized criminals who committed sex offenses, war crimes, or fraud.
A Pew Research poll shows that increased immigration and the naturalization of said immigrants typically leads to an electoral advantage for the Democrats, with the Republicans performing poorly for a number of years amongst ethnic minority voters.
In 2020, according to Statista, President Trump received just 26% of the ‘non-white’ vote, compared to President Biden’s 68%.
If this plan succeeds to the scale that the Democrats believe it can, the Republicans will face a long road back for the chance to reclaim power in the United States.