Immigration provisions in the Build Back Better (BBB) Act would be the most historic immigration reforms in more than thirty years, including work permits and protection from deportation for nearly 7 million undocumented immigrants and critical modernizations to reduce backlogs in the immigration system.
The impact of this relief extends throughout American families and communities. In fact, more than 18 million people, or about 1 in 20 U.S. residents, live in households with at least one individual who would be impacted by immigration provisions in the Build Back Better Act. These households include 8.7 million U.S. citizens of which 4.3 million are U.S. citizen minor children.
The legislation passed the House of Representatives on November 18th, 2021, and now waits action in the Senate. Here’s five things to know about the bill.