Biden offers citizenship path to spouses of Americans in sweeping election-year move

Protesters rally at Legislative Plaza near the Tennessee State Capitol building in Nashville, Tennessee, April 4, 2024. REUTERS/Seth Herald

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden announced one of the biggest legalization efforts in recent history on Tuesday offering a path to citizenship to hundreds of thousands of immigrants in the U.S. illegally who are married to U.S. citizens. The election year move contrasts sharply with his Republican rival Donald Trump’s plan for mass deportations.