Biden admin. announces plans to make citizenship easier

Joe Biden is photographed. (Evan Vucci/AP)

Joe Biden is photographed. (Evan Vucci/AP)

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 1:52 PM PT – Saturday, July 3, 2021

The Biden administration announced a campaign encouraging immigrants to become U.S. citizens. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services released a plan on Friday, which outlined ways to actively recruit immigrants and eliminate many naturalization rules implemented by President Trump.

The Biden administration has sought to provide naturalization to more than 11 million illegal immigrants, with the passage of the American Dream and Promise Act and the Farm Workforce Modernization Act. Biden held a naturalization ceremony at the White House on Friday to swear in  21 new U.S. citizens. The USCIS announced plans for over 150 more naturalization ceremonies to take place the first week of July.

The campaign is reported to include various outreach programs, which would connect millions of immigrants with tools to gain U.S. citizenship. These programs would be implemented through social media and community-based organizations.

Republican lawmakers continue to criticize the push to make the path to citizenship easier by arguing it will only exacerbate the current crisis by enticing more to cross the border illegally.

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