Kelly Statement on President Biden’s Action to Protect Mixed-Status Families, Dreamers

Arizona Senator Mark Kelly released the following statement after the Biden administration announced a new proposal to help undocumented immigrants with longstanding ties to the United States remain with their spouses and families: 

“Decades of federal inaction on meaningful immigration reform have upended the lives of American families where one or more members, like a parent or spouse, are undocumented immigrants. These families deserve to be together without the fear that they can be separated at any moment.

“As we continue working towards immigration reform that secures our southern border and keeps families together, this proposal will protect thousands of families in Arizona with deep roots in our communities.

“I’m glad today’s announcement also recognizes the value and talent of Dreamers—who are as American as my own two daughters—by allowing them to access employment visas so they can more fully participate in our economy. This will help make their future, and the future of our country, brighter.”