Quick Signature to support fair immigration that protects women & families!
The time has come to reset and rebuild our immigration system and the good news is that many legislators are getting to work. There is now some hope on the horizon for creating a fair immigration process! This month legislation is being introduced in Congress that will help heal our nation and rebuild our immigration system into a fair and humane process for all families.
What’s happening? Several executive orders have already been signed by President Biden to help restore our country’s values and respect people’s basic human rights but we also urgently need new legislation that will help solidify protections for all regardless of immigration status. Every legislative piece helps move us closer to transformative change but we are going to need bipartisan support to deliver. That’s where you come in! We need your help reaching members of Congress to build support.
Members of Congress are introducing a critically important flurry of legislation that will create a fair immigration process and protect children and parents. This critical legislation includes:
- U.S. Citizenship Act
- Dream & Promise Act in the House
- Dream Act & SECURE Act in the Senate
- Farm Workforce Modernization Act
- Citizenship for Essential Workers Act
These bills collectively help support immigrant families and children. They will help provide a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers, protect immigrant workers that have upheld our nation through the COVID-19 crisis, strengthen our economy, and offer stability to thousands of families who have built their lives in the U.S. These legislative pieces also help to eradicate racism within our own immigration system by adding protections for families and Black immigrants who are more likely to be detained and deported than other immigrants.
It is especially important as we continue to fight COVID-19 that we protect immigrant workers particularly on the frontlines of this pandemic. Immigrants make up nearly 23 million essential workers on the frontlines during COVID and 5.2 million of them are undocumented. Immigrants can be found in every industry currently on the frontlines against COVID, including health care, social services, grocery retail, transportation, agriculture, manufacturing, scientific research, and the postal service.
Members of Congress:
No matter where we come from, what our color is or how we worship, most of us work hard for our families. Immigrants are such a vital part of our essential workforce every day, as well as of our communities, and this has become especially apparent during the COVID-19 pandemic. Immigrants are putting their lives on the line to keep our health care system and our economy going, and are essential not only to our communities and families, but also to America’s recovery. Please co-sponsor and pass the U.S. Citizenship Act to protect children and families, as well as other critical immigration legislation such as the Dream Act, the Dream and Promise Act, the Citizenship for Essential Worker Act, and the Farm Workforce Modernization Act and the Secure Act.
Immigrants are essential to our country, communities and economy and Americans know this. Roughly 75 percent of Americans believe all immigrants should have a path to stay in the U.S. legally.
These bills would create a fair process that respects families, keeps children with their parents, and would ultimately build a fair and humane immigration system. Please ensure that this legislation is part of a comprehensive recovery plan for COVID and passed as soon as possible either as stand alone bills or as part of the next COVID relief package.