For Immediate Release: August 09, 2021
Budget Resolution Presents Historic Opportunity for Democrats
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senate Democrats released the Build Back Better budget resolution that will be debated in the coming days. It includes more than $100 billion to provide citizenship to millions of Dreamers, TPS holders, farmworkers and other essential workers.
Bridgette Gomez, Campaign Director for the We Are Home campaign said:
“This budget resolution represents a historic opportunity for Democrats to deliver on a bold and visionary agenda for our country that includes a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers, TPS holders, farmworkers and other essential workers.
By including a pathway to citizenship in the budget resolution, Congress is one step closer to advancing long and overdue protections for millions of undocumented immigrants. Citizenship is a policy that has widespread support among American voters and is critical to an equitable recovery from COVID that strengthens our entire economy.
We urge Senators to reject any anti-immigrant amendments, which would be a vote against immigrant communities who have been and will continue to be key to the robust economic recovery of the country.
We call on the Democratic Senators to use all their power to finally put Dreamers, TPS holders, farmworkers and other essential workers on a pathway to citizenship. The time is now. ”
We Are Home is a nationwide campaign to fight for immigrant communities on three fronts: prioritizing and demanding a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants in America; a moratorium and overhaul of interior enforcement; and broad affirmative relief from deportation. We Are Home is co-chaired by Community Change/Community Change Action; National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA)/Care in Action; Service Employees International Union (SEIU); United Farm Workers/UFW Foundation; and United We Dream.