Friday, September 17, 2021
The Economic Benefits of Extending Permanent Legal Status to Unauthorized Immigrants, President Biden on Citizenship Day
Immigrants come to America from different circumstances, but every generation has made us stronger. This Citizenship Day serves as a reminder that it’s up to us to ensure we remain a country worthy of the dreams and aspirations of immigrants from around the world. pic.twitter.com/1jBBqLBUop— President Biden (@POTUS) September 17, 2021
A new memo from the White House Council of Economic Advisors entitled “The Economic Benefits of Extending Permanent Legal Status to Unauthorized Immigrants,” in which the White makes clear not only do they want a pathway to citizenship included in the reconciliation package, but they clearly show why it has direct budgetary impact and can and must be included in this package. You can read more in Axios.
The White House also released the President’s Citizenship Day remarks, a signal from the President that he is pushingfor inclusion of a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers, TPS holders, farmworkers and other essential workers in the reconciliation package.