For Immediate Release: April 28, 2021
Contact: Janelle Erickson | jerickson@
In Response to President Biden’s Address, We Are Home campaign calls on Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Schumer to deliver citizenship in the next 100 Days
Washington, DC – Bridgette Gonzalez, Campaign Director for the We Are Home Campaign, issued the following statement:
“We welcome President Biden’s recognition of the urgent need to deliver citizenship for the 11 million immigrants who call this country home.
The next 100 days will be decisive and we call on Speaker Pelosi, Senate Maj. Leader Schumer and Congressional Democrats to seize this historic moment and deliver a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers, TPS holders, Farmworkers, and Essential Workers in the upcoming jobs and infrastructure package— legislation that will impact millions of lives for the better while rejecting the attacks on immigrant families and children that defined the nation for the past four years.
President Biden and Vice President Harris ran on a bold agenda to bring solutions to the pressing issues of our times—including citizenship for immigrants. The overwhelming bipartisan majority of American voters support their vision and our movement stands ready to ensure this vision becomes reality.
Republicans should reject the fear-mongering that has left a moral stain on their party and work to solve this issue. But, make no mistake, Congressional Democrats need to deliver citizenship in the next 100 days, with or without help from Republican members of Congress.”
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.