On January 20, 2021, Biden introduced an immigration bill to Congress. As introduced, the bill would give a path to citizenship to 11 million undocumented immigrants currently living in the United States.

Biden Immigration Policy

The U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 establishes a new system to responsibly manage and secure our border, keep our families and communities safe, and better manage migration across the Hemisphere.

The U.S. Citizenship Act would:

PROVIDE PATHWAYS TO CITIZENSHIP & STRENGTHEN LABOR PROTECTIONS

  • Create an earned roadmap to citizenship for undocumented individuals.
  • Keep families together.
  • Embrace diversity.
  • Promote immigrant and refugee integration and citizenship.
  • Grow our economy.
  • Protect workers from exploitation and improve the employment verification process.

PRIORITIZE SMART BORDER CONTROLS

  • Supplement existing border resources with technology and infrastructure.
  • Manage the border and protect border communities.
  • Crack down on criminal organizations.

ADDRESS ROOT CAUSES OF MIGRATION

  • Start from the source.
  • Improve the immigration courts and protect vulnerable individuals.
  • Support asylum seekers and other vulnerable populations.