President Joe Biden celebrated the release of his proposed bill in Congress Thursday offering amnesty to illegal immigrants.
“I look forward to working with leaders in the House and Senate to address the wrongdoings of the past administration and restore justice, humanity, and order to our immigration system,” Biden said in a statement.
The U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021, introduced by Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Rep. Linda Sánchez (D-CA), creates an eight-year path to amnesty for roughly 11 to 22 million illegal aliens living in the United States.
More than 10 million Americans are unemployed in the United States as the coronavirus pandemic continues and seven million remain out of the labor force.
The bill that Biden supported would also offer a quicker path to citizenship for farm workers as well as illegal aliens brought to the United States as children who are currently protected under DACA.