While the dysfunctional immigration system in the United States did not start with the Trump administration, the cruel and hardline policies of the Trump era exposed our broken system. Trump’s misguided policies have allowed for the barbaric treatment of migrant families and have stressed our system to a breaking point. It is beyond time for the United States to enact real, comprehensive immigration reform.
As a first step in reaching this goal, the Biden-Harris administration has proposed the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021, a legislative roadmap for Congress to act upon.
Among other things, the package would:
We must never again allow migrants to the United States to be treated with such disregard to basic human rights. The federal government must institute fair and safe immigration policies that allow migrants to prosper. Demand your legislators take the first step in enacting comprehensive immigration reform by supporting the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021.
Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from [CITY, ZIP].
I’m calling to urge [REP/SEN NAME] to support comprehensive immigration reform, and a good first step would be to enact the Biden-Harris U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021.
Specifically, I support policies that:
provide a pathway to citizenship in 8 years or less for nearly 11 million undocumented immigrants currently living in the U.S
prohibit religious-based discrimination and limit presidential authority to issue future immigration bans
expand access to Diversity Visas, refugee admissions, and other humanitarian protections
improve the asylum system and reduces immigration court backlogs
expand family case management programs
address the root cause of Central America migration
restore the Central American Minors program to reunite migrant children with U.S. relatives
provide resources to manage the southern border with technology and infrastructure instead of an ineffective wall.
It is clear we must change our immigration system to a more humane and civil practice that puts human lives first.
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