A group of 22 Democratic members of Congress sent a letter to President Joe Biden on Tuesday requesting that he include the so-called Citizenship for Essential Workers Act as part of the administration’s legislative package on jobs and infrastructure.
The lawmakers are asking Biden to grant amnesty to at least 5 million illegal immigrants, claiming these “essential workers are American heroes — and they have earned the right to become American citizens.”
The letter is signed by Reps. Joaquin Castro of Texas and Ted Lieu of California, Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Alex Padilla of California, and 18 other Democrats.
“For the past year, essential workers have further proven themselves to be a truly important part of our nation’s critical infrastructure and crucial part of the backbone of our society,” the lawmakers opined. “The U.S. Department of Homeland Security even designated essential workers as part of our nation’s critical infrastructure.