Thursday, April 29, 2021

Biden Calls for Immigration Reform in Speech to Joint Session of Congress


In his speech to a joint session of Congress, President Biden renewed the call for immigration reform.   He voiced support for comprehensive immigration reform, or bills providing relief to farmworkers, DREAMers, and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) recipients.

Biden told lawmakers to pass the U.S. Ciotizenship Act that would create a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants and a three-year track for TPS and DACA recipients.

"If you believe we need to secure the border, pass it because it has a lot of money for high-tech border security. If you believe in a pathway to citizenship, pass it. There are over 11 million undocumented folks. The vast majority are here overstaying visas. Pass it," Biden urged.  

The immigration section of President Biden's speech can be seen on teh video above.


If Congress doesn't pass the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021, filed by California Democratic Rep. Linda Sanchez and New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez, lawmakers should "at least pass what we all agree on," the president said.

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