President Joe Biden on Tuesday issued a statement that called on Congress to support a bill that would allow about 11 million undocumented immigrants to apply for legal permanent residency and citizenship.
Biden on Tuesday proclaimed June, 2021 to be National Immigrant Heritage Month, noting that during this time, “we reaffirm and draw strength from that enduring identity and celebrate the history and achievements of immigrant communities across our Nation.”
He later said, “Despite the progress our Nation has made since our founding, there is more work to be done to extend the full promise of America to all our people. Nearly 11 million people in this country are undocumented — and it is time that the Congress acts by passing the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021, the immigration reform plan that I introduced on day one of my Presidency. My plan would provide a pathway to lawful permanent residency and citizenship for these undocumented immigrants, including Dreamers, individuals with Temporary Protected Status, farm workers, and other essential workers who contribute to our Nation every day...”
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