U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 Will Help Restore Fairness, Compassion and Integrity to Our Immigration System
“The U.S. Citizenship Act is legislation our country urgently needs. It prioritizes keeping families together and reunifying those our government tore apart. It creates a roadmap to allow undocumented people, including DREAMers, Temporary Protected Status holders, immigrant farmworkers, and essential workers, to earn citizenship. It stops the cruel, punitive policies that have hurt so many mixed-status families. It includes smart, sensible policies to manage the border and address the causes of migration from Central America. It will help restore the fairness, compassion and integrity our immigration system needs.
“We thank the Black, Latino and young activists, and moms across the country who fought so hard to protect the rights and lives of immigrants over the last four years and urge every member of Congress to support this bill. Its enactment is essential to restoring our values as a nation.”
-Statement of Donna Norton, Executive Vice President, MomsRising
“Reforms to our immigration system are long overdue and desperately needed after the horrors the Trump administration inflicted on immigrants and asylum seekers, and the country, for four long years. We commend the Biden administration and allies in Congress for moving quickly to develop and introduce the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021, which will help modernize our immigration system, restore fairness and compassion, recognize the enormous contributions immigrants make, and strengthen our communities and our economy. America’s moms want to root out the racism and brutality that became the hallmark of our immigration system under the Trump administration, and for this bill to quickly become law. The bottleneck that has blocked immigration reform in Congress for too long must end.”
-Statement of Xochitl Oseguera, Vice President, MamásConPoder