For Immediate Release: Nov 19, 2021
We Are Home Campaign: Immigration Relief for Millions is Closer After House of Representatives Passes Build Back Better Act
Washington, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act, historic legislation that if signed by President Biden would be a massive step to a more equitable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, and a step towards ending deportation and family separation for millions of immigrants.
Bridgette Gomez, campaign director for We Are Home, said:
“We are disappointed that the House bill does not include a path to citizenship. That is what our communities want and deserve, and we will continue that fight until we win citizenship for all.
“The inclusion of the immigration provisions in the Build Back Better Act is due to the relentless advocacy of our movement and our champions’ support. This is a pivotal first step towards long overdue changes needed to recognize the humanity of immigrants. Now it’s on to the Senate to ensure Congress delivers for immigrant communities this year”.
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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.