Speaker Johnson Blasts Biden's Amnesty Plan

Sam Barron
June 18, 2024

House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La. is accusing President Joe Biden of trying to play both sides with his new immigration plan.

In Biden's plan, any illegal immigrant who has lived in the U.S. for 10 years, as of Monday, and is married to a U.S. citizen has three years to apply for a green card, will receive a temporary work permit and be shielded from deportation.

Up to 550,000 immigrants could be given a path to citizenship under this order.

"Just two weeks ago, the President pretended to crack down on the open-border catastrophe by engaging an election-year border charade," Johnson said in a statement. "Now he's trying to play both sides and is granting amnesty to hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens. The President may think our homeland security is some kind of game that he can try to use for political points, but Americans know this amnesty plan will only incentivize more illegal immigration and endanger Americans."

Johnson said this is all part of Democrats plan to turn illegal aliens into voters.

"I fully expect this order, which is manifestly contrary to the Immigration and Naturalization Act, to be challenged and struck down in the courts," Johnson said.