Democrats unveiled President Biden’s immigration reform legislation in Congress Thursday — paving a “pathway to citizenship” for the over 11 million illegal immigrants currently in America if passed.
Speaking at a virtual press conference, Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Rep. Linda Sánchez (D-Calif.) argued that Democrats needed to go beyond simply undoing the immigration efforts of the Trump administration.
“Undoing [former President] Trump’s damage and passing minor reforms is not enough. Our current system is riddled with inefficiencies and needless cruelties,” Menendez said.
“Under the status quo, we still prevent family members from reuniting legally in the United States because of lengthy backlogs and delays. We still send graduates educated in our great universities back to their home countries instead of allowing them to drive innovation here in America,” the New Jersey Democrat continued.
“And we still make it too hard for companies to hire the workers they need to innovate and force American workers to compete with exploited,