President Biden’s U.S Citizenship Act of 2021 Proposes an 8 year Process for Undocumented to Receive a Green Card
As President Joe Biden was inaugurated at the nation’s Capitol, San Jose residents gathered to demand legal status for the country’s 11 million undocumented residents.
“What do we want?” they shouted. “Papers! When do we want them? Now!”
Local advocates since November have pressed the Biden administration to prioritize comprehensive immigration reform, including a pathway to citizenship for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, ending ICE raids and reuniting separated families.
“The message today is that we want papers for everyone,” said Salvador “Chava” Bustamante, executive director of Latinos United for a New America (LUNA). The San Jose-based nonprofit organizes Latino residents to lobby for local, state and federal legislation related to poverty and immigration.