U.S. Citizenship Act (H.R. 1177)

• "Today the Biden administration suggested foreigners wait to illegally enter the U.S. until it can ready amnesty and non-enforcement programs. They dismantle immigration enforcement, invite more illegal aliens to rush our borders, and endanger both the public health and recovery of the United States." Source:Sen. Tom Cotton (Republican, Arkansas)
• "America should always welcome immigrants who want to become Americans. But we need laws that decide who and how many can come here, and those laws must be followed and enforced. There are many issues I think we can work cooperatively with President-elect Biden, but a blanket amnesty for people who are here unlawfully isn’t going to be one of them." Source: Sen. Marco Rubio (Republican, Florida)
• "I have dedicated my career to building an immigration system that lets people live without fear, and a system that gives immigrants - like my parents - who sought a better life and contribute to our nation a fair opportunity to thrive. After all, immigration reform isn’t just about policy changes and politics-as-usual, it’s about people: our loved ones, friends, and neighbors who have been living in communities and contributing to our country for decades. They deserve real relief. With President Biden’s leadership and vision, Democratic majorities in both Chambers, and the support of the majority of Americans: this is our moment to finally deliver big, bold, and inclusive immigration reform that our nation and its people deserve." Source:Rep. Linda T. Sanzhez (Democrat, California, District 38)
• "This bill will help ensure that immigrants like those in my district who strengthen our economy and add so much value to our communities are treated with dignity and respect. It will help reunite and keep families together and protect the millions of undocumented immigrates who contribute to our nation, including those serving in our armed forces and on the front line battling the COVID-19 pandemic. I am thrilled that this legislation builds on the principles of my Dream and Promise Act and expedites a pathway to citizenship for all DACA-eligible youth, as well as Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforcement Departure (DED) recipients." Source: Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (Democrat, California, District 40)
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