January 20, 2021

Hirono Statement on President Biden’s Immigration Executive Actions and Comprehensive Immigration Reform Proposal

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement on President Biden’s executive actions on immigration and his comprehensive immigration reform proposal:

“Through some of his first actions as President, Joe Biden has demonstrated that his immigration policies will represent a meaningful departure from the mindless cruelty of the Trump administration. President Biden’s commitment to advocating for immigrant communities can be seen in his executive actions to rescind the Muslim Ban and strengthen the DACA program. It can also be seen in his comprehensive immigration reform proposal that provides a pathway to citizenship, restores humanity in our asylum process, and reinforces family unity as a guiding principle in our immigration system. As a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, I look forward to working with President Biden and his administration to restore fairness and justice to our immigration system."