Updated: Mar 17, 2021
AILA Doc. No. 21011407 | Dated March 16, 2021
The House of Representatives is expected to vote on the passage of several immigration bills during the week of March 15, including the American Dream and Promise Act (H.R. 6) and the Farm Workforce Modernization Act (FWMA). The No Ban Act and the Access to Counsel Act may also come up for votes. AILA supports all four bills and urges their swift passage.
Take action today: Help ensure the House and Senate pass these bills with strong bipartisan support! Email or call your members of Congress to vote YES!
With President Biden taking office on January 20, AILA looks forward to partnering with his administration and advocating for a new vision for America’s immigration system. AILA’s Vision for America as a Welcoming Nation sets forth a comprehensive plan for executive branch reforms. AILA will be tracking the Biden administration’s executive and legislative announcements and assessing progress based on AILA’s vision and the promises Biden has made for bold immigration reform.
This featured issue page will track the new administration’s actions during the first 100 days. While we expect many announcements in the initial months, the real, lasting work of overturning the deleterious policies of the Trump administration and implementing a new vision will take time. AILA will be marshalling its resources—including the power and expertise of its members—to push for action be it putting in place new leadership and personnel, implementing new policies, or advancing bills in Congress. AILA is also advocating for the Biden administration to restore liaison and agency stakeholder meetings as soon as possible. You can also get agency updates at AILA's Spring Conference on April 15, 2021. Stay tuned for additional information.
Get Involved: AILA will be hosting its first virtual National Day of Action on Thursday, April 22, to call for immigration reform.
U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021
On February 18, 2021, Representative Sánchez (D-CA) introduced the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 in the House. (An identical bill is expected to be introduced in the Senate by Senator Menendez (D-NJ) on February 22, 2021.) Both bills embody the legislative proposals that President Biden announced on his first day in office. At this time, AILA has not yet taken a position on the bill, but will be carefully reviewing the legislative proposal to determine whether to endorse the legislation. For more information, check out this Forbes article: New Bill Has Many Good but Two Bad Measures for Employment Immigrants.