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Biden must protect long-term undocumented immigrants, according to Jayapal.


May 14 :
Along with six other legislators and advocates, Indian American US Representative Pramila Jayapal has urged President Joe Biden to shield illegal immigrants who have been here for a long time. "To provide protections and relief for long-term undocumented individuals, including people who have been in the United States for decades, contributing in countless ways to our communities," the lawmakers and advocates reportedly urged the Biden Administration to do, adding that the matter is presently under consideration.

Undocumented spouses of US citizens, family carers, and other long-term residents should be granted Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and President Biden should make it easier for them to become lawful residents, according to their demands.

Being one of only two dozen naturalised citizens to have served in Congress makes me proud to be an immigrant. "The inspiration, creativity, and hard work of immigrant families fuel America—and the vast majority of the American people know this," Jayapal stated.

Family separation policies that rely solely on enforcement are ineffective and have shown to be so in the past. Meanwhile, the most notable achievements of the Biden administration have been expanding legal paths through initiatives like the ones we are championing today. We have the power to improve the lives of American families nationwide while simultaneously bolstering our economy and strengthening our communities.

Senators Cory Booker, Alex Padilla, Dick Durbin, Edward J. Markey, Ben Ray Luján, and Catherine Cortez Masto from the Democratic Party, Representative Nanette Barragán from the Republican Party, and advocates from groups such as, American Families United, UnidosUS, and CASA were among those who joined Jayapal.

Past recommendations for executive steps to expedite immigration relief for the undocumented population and DACA participants were submitted to the administration by Padilla, Durbin, Booker, Cortez Masto, Luján, and Markey. Immigrant spouses of U.S. citizens are being considered for temporary legal status and work permits, according to President Biden's announcement early last month.