Democrats are taking up immigration legislation laid out by President Joe Biden which promises to offer amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants and send billions of dollars to Central America while banishing the word “alien” from the country’s immigration laws.
In a bill that puts Americans last, as Biden signaled would be the compass by which the federal government guided policy before his inauguration, Democrats in the House and Senate on Thursday introduced the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021.
The bill itself is based on guidance provided by the Biden White House on Jan. 20, which called for sweeping immigration legislation. Democratic Rep. Linda Sánchez of California and Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey are sponsoring the bill in House and Senate, respectively.