Joe Biden makes big play to win back Latino vote


President Joe Biden is hoping to take a huge step to win over Latino voters with a reported move to grant legal status to long-term undocumented immigrants who are married to U.S. citizens.

The proposed policy from the Biden administration, reported by CNN and The New York Times, would allow undocumented immigrants with U.S. spouses to work in the country legally while they seek citizenship.

The review of the “parole in place” program would also make it easier for some undocumented immigrants to receive a green card and secure a path towards U.S. citizenship. While the details of the plans are still to be finalized, CNN reported that the change in policy could affect between 750,000 to 800,000 people, rising to potentially millions when spouses and other family members are taken into consideration.

The move is considered a major plan to campaign directly to Latino and Hispanic voters, especially in the key swing states of Nevada, Georgia, and Arizona, where polls have frequently suggested Biden is trailing his 2024 Republican rival Donald Trump.

The reported change to “parole in place” also arrived as a poll suggested Biden is losing support from Latinos and other minority groups heading into November’s race.


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