Democrat Anna V. Eskamani called the bill "an offensive piece of legislation" that is fundamentally un-American.
"How we describe people sticks, it affects how we treat them," said Vanessa Parra Sparkles, communications director at Define American.
The Trump administration's citizenship backlog cheated 300,000 immigrants out of exercising their voting rights. It is unfair that they should wait any longer—Congress must ratify the US Citizenship Act of 2021.
The Texas representative also wants to expand Affordable Care Act (ACA) benefits to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients.
Just a couple of days after President Biden issued his 100-day pause on deportations, a Texas judge has blocked the moratorium.
The decision undoes the Trump administration’s massively unpopular policy responsible for the separation of more than 5,500 children from their parents at the U.S-Mexico border.
The demeaning reference dates back to 1789 in US law and is overused by right-wing conservative media to vilify undocumented immigrants in the country.