Biden immigration bill provides path to citizenship

On his first day in office, President Biden sent Congress the U.S. Citizenship Act, a comprehensive immigration reform bill that provides an eight-year path to citizenship for millions of undocumented people living in the United States on Jan. 1, 2021. The path to citizenship is faster—just three years—for those with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) protection or Temporary Protected Status (TPS).

To help keep families together, the bill would permit certain immigrants deported during the Trump administration to return if they previously lived in the United States for at least three years. It would also exempt spouses and children of green card holders from employment-based immigration quotas, expand the number of green cards available to employment-based immigrants, and scrap multi-year bars to re-entry for certain undocumented people who lived in the United States and then left.

The bill includes the NEA-supported NO BAN Act that prohibits discrimination based on religion. It would also change the word “alien” to “noncitizen” in U.S. immigration laws—a deliberate step to recognize that America is indeed a nation of immigrants.

Email your senators and representative and ask them to pass the U.S. Citizenship Act.

20 responses to “Biden immigration bill provides path to citizenship

  1. All refugees and immigrants all belong together here at home in America. The new Biden/Harris Administration would sure do this job; putting everyone back together again. Keep everyone together.

  2. This must stop it is how America was started read your American History book if you have one or buy one I am sure you have enough money to do that.

  3. Putting children in cages and separating them from their parents is inhumane, cruel, and unacceptable. Never, Never do that again! Make right the damage that you have already inflicted by reuniting families back together that the Trump administration separated – It is priority ONE!!! Find those kids and reunite them with their parents, allowing them the chance to apply for citizenship. Treat the immigrants as you would want to be treated – with dignity and respect. We are a nation of immigrants. A nation under God, with liberty and justice for ALL!!! God is watching- will we show mercy, choosing love over hate? Will we show compassion defending the poor and needy as Christ has called us to do?
    ‘“ ““The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’”
    ‭‭Mathew 25

  4. Yes there are some very undesirable people trying to spread their agenda to America. But the majority of immigrants are innocent, hard-working, loving people who are really being mistreated by government in their homelands. Have a heart. Have a soul.

  5. America’s prosperity depends on our immigrants. We welcome their energy and ambition. They are what makes America prosper.

  6. Families are the foundation of a nation. What deep destruction we do when we separate parents and children no matter the country they are from or where they settle.

  7. It is time to treat immigrants with the dignity and respect they deserve. Our country is known for giving people hope. Hope that if people work hard their hard work will pay off.

  8. Democrats have long been promising the Latino community that a path to citizenship would be made for them. However , this has not happened. It is long over due and it is time to make good on this promise.

  9. This country was built on the backs of immigrants. The United States wouldn’t be the United States without immigrants. Unless you are a Native American, you are from an immigrant or slave family. The arrogance of politicians of looking down their noses at immigrants or people of color is appalling. Where do they think we get our food from and who does many of the other jobs Americans won’t do? It’s migrant workers (they migrate from place to place) that work the fields so we can eat. Many of these people don’t even stay in the states. They go home to their families when the harvests are done. They are away from their families sometimes for months and sometimes the family is doing the work too and then they live in little shack accommodations. I worked with some of the migrant workers and I couldn’t keep up. They are some of the lowest paid, roughly treated, hardest working people I have ever met. There are many other immigrants in the States that have contributed greatly to our well being and improved our lives. We absolutely must reform the laws and make it a fair and affordable option for immigrants to come and we must absolutely consider political asylum for those facing death in their own countries.

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