More than 1.2 million foreign nationals live in U.S. under amnesty program

by ian

Pew Research says that out of roughly 22 million noncitizen immigrants in the U.S., about 1.2 million are receiving Temporary Protected Status under the Biden administration.

The immigrants come from countries such as Afghanistan, Cameroon, Venezuela, Haiti and Yemen. Most of these immigrants reside in Florida, California, Texas and New York. Pew Research says that even though these immigrants are not supposed to stay longer than 18 months in the country, some of them end up staying for at least a couple of decades.

The Biden administration’s expanded TPS policy differs sharply from the Trump administration’s efforts to end these kinds of protections for almost every immigrant in this category.