Democratic Lawmakers Introduce Biden’s Immigration Overhaul in House
Michael D. Shear, New York Times (February 18, 2021)
Calling it a “humane response” to the former Trump administration’s immigration policies, a dozen Democrats in Congress formerly introduced The U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021. Included in the bill is a pathway to citizenship, securing ports of entry, provisions for faster processing for asylum seekers, as well as a $4 billion investment into Central American economies to address the influx of migration from this area. Republican Congress members criticized the bill, claiming it would encourage illegal immigration because it does not allocate enough funds to secure the border.