November 02, 2020

Congresswoman Barbara Lee Applauds President Biden’s Actions to Rebuild and Strengthen Our Immigration System

Washington, D.C. ––Congresswoman Barbara Lee released the following statement on President Biden’s executive actions to rebuild and strengthen our immigration system:  

“The Executive Actions announced by President Biden today reaffirm that our country is safer and stronger with a humane immigration system that welcomes immigrants and keeps families together.   

“President Biden’s actions aim to establish a just and fair immigration system and uphold our nation’s values by promoting inclusivity, safety, and protecting the dignity of all people. These orders create a foundation for our country to reverse the dangerous, cruel, and discriminatory policies of the last four years and recognize the immense contributions of immigrants in all of our communities.  

“A key part of this effort is the creation of a taskforce to reunite families that remain separated by working with key stakeholders and representatives of impacted families to locate parents and children separated under the Trump Administration. President Biden has also proposed a framework for creating a fair asylum policy and addressing the root causes of migration within the Western Hemisphere. 

“Under the Biden-Harris administration, I am hopeful that our immigration system will reflect our nation’s promise of equality and opportunity by allowing both newly arrived immigrants and people who have lived here for generations to more fully contribute to our communities.”