Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos
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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, the world’s wealthiest individual, is urging lawmakers to cross immigration reform and thanked members of Congress for bringing a bill to the ground that will create a path to citizenship for tens of millions of immigrants often known as “Dreamers.”
In an Instagram submit on Wednesday, Bezos wrote that his father got here to the U.S. from Cuba alone on the age of 16 and succeeded due to “grit, determination, and the support and kindness” of Americans.
“I’m hopeful that policymakers will come together to create a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers and prioritize more commonsense immigration reforms like reducing the green card backlog,” Bezos wrote. “Families across America deserve this.”
The American Dream and Promise Act is one of two immigration reform bills Democrats are anticipated to push ahead this week. Immigration has been a extremely partisan situation for years, and Democrats face a tall process getting something handed. They have a slender majority within the House and solely management the Senate as a result of Vice President Kamala Harris can break a 50-50 tie.
Bezos was an outspoken critic of the Trump administration’s immigration insurance policies. Following the Muslim ban in 2017, he told employees that Amazon was contemplating authorized choices and mentioned “this executive order is one we do not support.”
Here’s the textual content of Bezos’s Instagram submit:
“I want to thank the Congressional leaders who will bring Dreamers legislation to the House floor tomorrow. My dad was a “Dreamer” before there was such a thing. He was 16 when he came to America, all by himself, from Cuba. He didn’t speak English and didn’t have an easy path. What he did have was grit, determination, and the support and kindness of people here in the U.S. who helped him. He received a scholarship to college in Albuquerque, where he met my mom. On behalf of my dad and families like mine, I’m hopeful that policymakers will come together to create a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers and prioritize more commonsense immigration reforms like reducing the green card backlog. Families across America deserve this.”