Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has said that one of the solutions to America’s declining birth rates would be to create a pathway for 11 million illegal immigrants to be allowed to gain citizenship.

Democrats and immigration activists are trying to find a way to get amnesty through Congress for these illegal immigrants. This is their final attempt to do this as they are set to lose the House of Representatives to Republicans in early 2023.

Senators and activists held a press conference Wednesday in which they asked Republicans in the chamber to collaborate with Democrats for a revised version of the DREAM Act to be passed. This would create a pathway to citizenship for the recipients, and those who would have been eligible recipients, of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

That program was originally created by President Barack Obama in 2012, and it protected from deportation to millions of illegal immigrants who entered the U.S. as children. The program was recently blocked as an appeals court upheld the 2021 ruling which stopped the program from accepting further enrollments as it was viewed as illegal. This decision does not affect the approximately 700,000 members who have already been enrolled.

The DREAM Act would extend beyond those 700,000 recipients and according to some estimates, it would allow for around two million illegal immigrants to work towards citizenship.