Washington, D.C. — This past Saturday, United We Dream (UWD) executive director Greisa Martinez Rosas joined Julián Castro on MSNBC’s American Voices to discuss President Biden’s visit to the U.S./Mexico border and what actions must be taken to improve migration policy in the United States. Last week, President Biden announced new immigration policies, including expanding use of Title 42, and his plan to visit the U.S./Mexico border.
From UWD Executive Director, Greisa Martinez Rosas:
“There are three things that need to be done. One is that there needs to be a proactive vision, a regional vision, for what migration looks like for North America. I think that it is important for us to have these conversations that are about to happen in Mexico — I think it is important for us to be involved.
The second thing is that we must ensure we do not fall into a myopic and ineffective policies like the ones that have just been extended while we try and figure out the answer. Those policies harm people, and they are not effective.
The third thing is that we must have a pathway forward for undocumented people here in the U.S.. We must have citizenship for 11 million people. As someone who crossed the Rio Grande when I was seven years old, and who now leads United We Dream, it’s really disappointing to see the expansion of Trump-era policies under the Biden administration.”