Some People See Teeming Masses. I Remember a Small Child Sharing Her Candy.

“When I listen to lawmakers demonize migrants and reduce them to numbers, I am reminded of the days I spent managing a migrant shelter in New Mexico and the people I met there. … I know from firsthand experience that the children and parents at our border right now are not national security threats. They are families faced with no good choices who made the incredibly tough decision to leave a dangerous situation for an equally dangerous journey in hope of finding safety.”

Keeping Score: “While We Have Our Eyes On the Future, History Has Its Eyes On Us”

In every issue of Ms., we track research on our progress in the fight for equality, catalogue can’t-miss quotes from feminist voices and keep tabs on the feminist movement’s many milestones. We’re Keeping Score online, too—in in this biweekly round-up.

This week: Amanda Gorman steals the spotlight at Biden’s inauguration; female reporters speak on covering the Trump White House; women wear pearls in support of VP Kamala Harris; Roz Brewer makes history as Walgreens CEO; Press Sec. Jen Psaki promises interpreters at briefings; President Biden rejoins Paris Climate Agreement; and more!

Biden’s ‘U.S. Citizenship Act’ Makes Immigration Everybody’s Concern

In his latest effort to reset America’s immigration policies, President Biden introduced a new legislative proposal to dramatically overhaul the immigration system: The U.S. Citizenship Act. The proposal focuses on eliminating current visa backlogs, increasing opportunities for temporary legal employment, strengthening worker protections and addressing the root causes of migration from Central America.