Local groups call for immigration reform package from President Joe Biden

Leaders from Mi Familia Vota and Islamic Cultural Center want the package to protect immigrants and a pathway to citizenship.
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Representatives from several agencies in Fresno held a news conference at City Hall on Tuesday calling for a comprehensive immigration reform package from President Joe Biden and lawmakers.

Leaders from Mi Familia Vota and Islamic Cultural Center want the package to protect immigrants and a pathway to citizenship.

"We are moving into a new chapter of this America. A chance to create a new reality for so many families that for too long have suffered and been left to struggle," said Reza Nekumanesh, executive director of Islamic Cultural Center.

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President Biden does plan to send an extensive immigration plan to Congress on Wednesday following his inauguration, which includes an eight-year pathway to citizenship.

While former President Donald Trump invested in a border wall, Biden's plan calls for more technology at the border instead.
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