Press Release ● Immigration Reform
For Immediate Release: 
February 2, 2021
Contact Info: 
Katie Grant Drew 202-225-3130
WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on President Biden's executive orders to address the cruel and inhumane immigration policies of the Trump Administration:  

“On his first day in office, President Biden took immediate action to reverse some of the Trump Administration's worst policies targeting immigrants.  Today, he is taking the next step with three additional actions that will help align our nation's immigration policies with our nation's values by reuniting families that had been separated and strengthening our legal immigration system.  Unwinding the terrible legacy and damage of former President Trump’s anti-immigration policies will take time, focus, and resolve.  With today’s actions, there now is a process in place to undertake that critical effort.
 
“America was founded as a place of refuge and opportunity for those seeking a better life.  We must remain true to that mission, not only because it is what guided us to success in the past but because the talents and ideas of new immigrants will continue to make our country more economically competitive and successful in the future.  I look forward to working with President Biden to ensure that the House is a partner in the critical work of fixing our broken immigration and asylum system and ensuring that our 'golden door' of liberty remains open to those wishing to join us in the project of a stronger, more just, and more prosperous America.”