Schneider Helps Introduce U.S. Citizenship Act to Overhaul American Immigration System

February 23, 2021
Press Release
President Biden’s bold plan restores fairness, humanity to system, strengthens families, boosts our economy, bolsters national security, opens pathway to citizenship for millions

WASHINGTON –  Congressman Brad Schneider announced that he is an original cosponsor of the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021, President Biden’s bold, inclusive, and humane framework for the future of the United States immigration system. The legislation was introduced by Congresswoman Linda T. Sánchez (CA-38).


The legislation would provide millions of hardworking, undocumented immigrants with a pathway to earned citizenship, including Dreamers, Temporary Protective Status (TPS) recipients, and essential workers who have made enormous sacrifices during the pandemic; prioritize family reunification and keeping families together; and bolster the country’s long-term economic growth.


The bill would also equip the country to responsibly and effectively manage the border with smart and effective investments, address root causes of migration that force people to leave Central America, and restore the United States’ commitment to human rights.


“Immigrants are the fabric of our communities. They are our friends, neighbors, co-workers and more,” said Rep. Brad Schneider (IL-10). “I am proud to join my colleagues in supporting President Biden's historic U.S. Citizenship Act to overhaul our broken immigration system. Our nation has always been a nation of immigrants, and we will no longer turn our backs on who we are or what makes us American. Today we open a new chapter of humanity and dignity for those who come to our country seeking a better life.”


Click here for the bill text of the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 in the House.