New Bill to Stop Deportation of Immigrants

An immigration reform bill that would undo the harshest effects of the 1996 Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (IIRIRA) had been stalled in the 116th Congress, but will be reintroduced Tuesday.

Rep. Jésus “Chuy” Garcia (D-Ill.), the New Way Forward Act’s lead sponsor, says it’s meant as a complement to President Biden’s day one immigration bill, which incorporates some of his bill’s provisions.

On Jan. 6 Garcia was in his Longworth Building office when an emergency call told him to secure the doors, gather his staff, bring out the gas masks, stay away from the windows and go into lockdown as a precaution against the insurrectionist mob at the Capitol.

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