Yesterday, Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Rep. Linda Sanchez (CA-38) introduced the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 into Congress. This long-overdue comprehensive immigration reform bill – based on President Biden’s proposal – will create a pathway to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants living and working in the United States.
After years of pushing lawmakers for progressive reform, many advocates expressed their joy at the introduction of this legislation and signaled a call to action for commitment and follow through of the President and Congressional leaders to get it passed.
Thank you, @POTUS, @SenatorMenendez and @RepLindaSanchez for introducing the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 which will provide a pathway to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants #WeAreHome pic.twitter.com/CTHoeqCI6q
— America's Voice (@AmericasVoice) February 18, 2021
I applaud @SenatorMenendez and @RepLindaSanchez for their introduction of the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021, which creates a pathway to citizenship, lifts hurdles for immigrant workers, and removes the word "alien" from our immigration laws. #USCitizenshipAct
— Taif Jany طيف جاني (@TaifJany) February 18, 2021
'Big, bold and inclusive immigration reform': Biden admin, Congressional leaders unveil overhaul putting millions on path to citizenship. https://t.co/AAl19v7J5Z
— Gabe Ortíz (@TUSK81) February 18, 2021
Historic, joyful moment. This is a moment of strength and gratitude. Thank you @POTUS @SenatorMenendez @RepLindaSanchez and to all of you #WeAreHome organizers and beyond for making The U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 possible. https://t.co/pqQtDiz59n
— Nathaly Arriola (@NarriolaDC) February 18, 2021
Today, House Democrats unveiled the text for the most progressive and bold immigration bill yet – the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021.
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— United We Dream (@UNITEDWEDREAM) February 18, 2021
Thank you @SenatorMenendez and @RepLindaSanchez for introducing the U.S. Citizenship Act. This bill is a testament to the tireless organizing by immigrant justice leaders & champions like you to make our country more just and free for all. #WeAreHome
— Lorella Praeli (@lorellapraeli) February 18, 2021
✔️ Path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants
✔️ Emphasis on family reunification
✔️ Smart border security
The U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 is a forward-thinking measure that will help transform our broken immigration system. https://t.co/kR6dij86AK
— Latino Victory (@latinovictoryus) February 19, 2021
We welcome the introduction of the ‘U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021’ immigration bill to Congress today, sponsored by @SenatorMenendez and Congresswoman @LindaTSanchez, which will help build back humanity and competence into the U.S. immigration system. More: https://t.co/NFDwJq3FEH
— IRC – International Rescue Committee (@RESCUEorg) February 19, 2021
— FWD.us (@FWDus) February 18, 2021
Biden’s immigration bill is one step towards the reform that is sorely needed from our immigration system. Justice and family unity should be at the center of how we move forward, not continued harm towards vulnerable communities.#USCitizenshipAct
— Mijente 🐜🐜🐜 (@ConMijente) February 18, 2021
Thank you @SenatorMenendez for being a champion on #immigration system and introducing the #USCitizenship Act, which would build a pathway to citizenship for 11M undocumented immigrants! #WeAreHome pic.twitter.com/tBHz1UYwCJ
— Alida Garcia (@leedsgarcia) February 18, 2021
As an immigrant who earned citizenship at 21, and someone who benefitted from the 1980’s immigration bill, I could not be more excited by the #USCitizenshipAct. I especially want to thank my friend and mentor @RepLindaSanchez who is leading efforts in Congress. LFG.
— Robert Garcia (@RobertGarcia) February 19, 2021
Biden's path to undocumented citizenship is politically risky. But “many of these people are on the front lines, picking the food that we're eating,” says @pilitobar87, and “Covid has brought up the moral imperative for us to do something to bring these folks out of the shadows.” pic.twitter.com/0MUDcmmlOw
— The Mehdi Hasan Show (@MehdiHasanShow) February 19, 2021