The administration of Joe Biden has supported House passage of H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act of 2021.
While expressing its unwavering support for the Act in a statement on Thursday March 18, 2021, the Administration stated that the passage would provide a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrant youth known as “Dreamers”.
It added that individuals with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) will also benefit from H.R 6.
“Americans recognize that our Nation is enriched by the contributions of immigrants.
“H.R. 6 is a critical milestone toward much-needed relief for the millions of undocumented individuals who call the United States hom,” the statement reads.
It adds, “Dreamers and TPS recipients are over-represented as essential workers and are helping to keep our economy and communities afloat during a global pandemic.
“Yet, these individuals continue to live in a state of precariousness and fear. Ensuring that Dreamers and TPS recipients have a clear path to citizenship would deliver much needed economic security and stability to millions of people who currently face perpetual uncertainty and vulnerability as a result of their immigration status.”
The Administration also urges the Congress to reform other aspects of immigration system by passing the U.S. Citizenship Act, which would provide a path to citizenship to millions of undocumented immigrants, establish a new system to responsibly manage and secure the border.
The Administration stated that the Act will bring long overdue visa reforms to keep families together and grow the economy.
“It will address the root causes of instability and unsafe conditions causing migration from Central America,” it says.
“The Administration looks forward to working with the Congress to create an earned pathway to citizenship for Dreamers and those with TPS,” it concludes.