Biden’s immigration overhaul would open a door to citizenship for 11M people

By: - January 21, 2021 11:52 am

“For four long years, Trump sought to divide communities by scapegoating immigrants and unleashing a slew of harsh enforcement priorities including the horrific separation of families at the border,” Kerri Talbot, deputy director of the Immigration Hub, said in a statement. “The American people want to turn the page on the Trump administration’s xenophobia and voters overwhelmingly agree with Biden’s plans to pause all deportations while immigration policies can be reviewed and reset to align with our values.”

The White House’s action are the first step to “begin establishing a fair, humane immigration system while overhauling broken policies exacerbated under Trump,” Talbot continued. “We welcome the executive orders and legislation released on the first day of the Biden-Harris administration and urge them to make the sweeping reforms necessary to transform immigration in this country, ensuring a path to citizenship and other humane initiatives that will turn the page on Trump’s cruelty and help America’s recovery.”

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Ariana Figueroa
Ariana Figueroa

Ariana covers the nation's capital for States Newsroom. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections and campaign finance.