President Sends Immigration Bill to Congress

Legislation includes pathway to citizenship and border measures.

President Joe Biden sent Congress a bill Wednesday after being sworn in as the 46th president of the United States that proposes significant changes to immigration policy.

The U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 would create a new system “to responsibly manage and secure our border, keep our families and communities safe, and better manage immigration across the Hemisphere,” the announcement from his transition team said.

The bill focuses on three aspects of immigration and migration: providing a pathway to citizenship for approximately 11 million illegal immigrants living in the U.S. and enhancing labor protections for workers; addressing the causes that have prompted millions of Central Americans to flee to the U.S. in the past decade; and putting into practice “smart” border controls.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For members of Congress as they consider the president’s proposed legislation on immigration reform.
  • For the agents providing security at America’s borders.
  • For individuals whose lives will be impacted by the passage of the Citizenship Act.

Sources: The Hill, Washington Examiner


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