What does this bill mean for immigrants illegally living in America? ▼
Immigrants who are currently living in America illegally and were here on or before January 1, 2021, will be able to apply for a noncitizen status if this bill is passed. This will allow them to live here legally. If the individual continues to live in America, pays their taxes, and does not have a criminal history, after five years, they will be eligible to apply for a green card. The individual will then be eligible to apply for citizenship after holding their green card for three years. If this bill passes, the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in America could potentially be citizens in eight years’ time.