Sánchez Statement Following CHC Meeting with President Biden
WASHINGTON – On Thursday, Congresswoman Linda T. Sánchez (D-CA), members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), and Chairs of the House and Senate Judiciary Committees met with President Joseph Biden in the Oval Office to discuss immigration reform and next steps to providing an earned pathway to citizenship for immigrants who live and work in the United States.
After the meeting, Congresswoman Linda Sánchez issued the following statement:
”I have spent my career fighting for an immigration system that meets the needs of American families now and prepares us for a vibrant economic future. After a positive meeting yesterday with President Biden, my colleagues from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, and the Chairs of the House and Senate Judiciary Committees, I know we are one step closer to accomplishing that goal.
“The President made it clear that we have his support in our efforts to include an earned pathway to citizenship for immigrants who live in our communities and contribute to our economy every day – many of whom have called this country home for decades. We know that doing so will boost our Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by $1.5 trillion over 10 years, create thousands of new jobs, increase wages for all American workers, and significantly reduce our deficit. For too long, we have pushed immigration reform to the back burner – leaving tax-paying, undocumented workers in legal limbo. With the President’s reaffirmed commitment, we can finally deliver permanent solutions for individuals who have contributed so much to our country – including Dreamers, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders, essential workers, and farmworkers.
“From day one of the Biden-Harris Administration, I said all legislative tools available to reform our immigration system were on the table. I look forward to working with the President, my colleagues in the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, and the Chairs of the Judiciary Committees to see that we include an earned pathway to citizenship in this budget package.”