Sánchez Statement on President Biden’s Executive Actions on Immigration

February 2, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON—U.S. Representative Linda T. Sánchez (D-CA) today issued the following statement on President Biden’s Executive Actions on immigration:  

“I welcome and applaud today’s executive actions on immigration. These are crucial steps that begin to unravel the damage done by the Trump administration’s incoherent and inhumane approach to immigration, which left gaping wounds in our immigration system. I am still scarred by some of the things I have seen and heard over the past few years, and I know that my experience pales in comparison to the trauma experienced by children, families, and others who have been harmed by Trump’s failed and immoral policies.

“These executive actions are just a starting point to build back a better system. It will take Congressional action to enact bold, permanent solutions to finally restore our values as a welcoming nation. In coordination with President Biden and Senator Menendez, I look forward to introducing the United States Citizenship Act in the House of Representatives soon. Our country is safer, stronger, and more prosperous with a fair and orderly immigration system that respects our values and centers humanity.