FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 17, 2022
Mynellies Negrón | (202) 993-7844 | firstname.lastname@example.org
We Are Home Applauds the Congressional Progressive Caucus on Prioritizing Immigration in Executive Order Recommendations to the White House, Calls Biden for Immediate Action to Protect Millions of Immigrants
WASHINGTON – We Are Home campaign commends the Congressional Progressive Caucus for including immigration among their top eight priority areas presented yesterday, urging President Joe Biden to immediately act through executive orders to move forward fundamental issues in his domestic policy agenda.
Since the Biden-Harris administration took office a little over a year ago, the We Are Home campaign has been demanding a solid and final resolution both from Congress and the Executive to protect millions of undocumented immigrants who are at risk of deportation, family separation, and enduring brutal conditions by the enforcement system.
Bridgette Gomez, Campaign Director of the We Are Home Campaign, said:
“It is a promising step forward into our demands as a coalition, and we recognize the leadership of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) in prioritizing immigration as a critical unresolved issue for this administration. As allies, we know that this administration has the power to provide the relief that millions of immigrants who call the U.S. home have been waiting for. We call on the President to do the right thing and act immediately, delivering and making good on his promises.
He must exercise his authority to end deportation, shut down detention centers once and for all, and release people who are in detention. These policies, along with the abuse from the enforcement system, harm families, especially Black and Brown immigrant communities. It must be ended now. President Biden must also act to expand TPS relief to nations eligible, and protect people from danger and fear of being deported to countries where they risk persecution and their lives are in grave danger as conditions in those countries are too unsafe for return, such as Cameroon. And let us not forget restoring asylum access by ending Title 42.
Immigrant communities need actions, not words. We expect that the President takes very seriously the progressive recommendations and provides a definite resolution before the midterm elections. It is this administration’s moral obligation to address the racial disparities that are rampant in our immigration system. Our country cannot move forward if we are leaving behind millions of undocumented immigrants who are integral to our nation.”
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We Are Home is a nationwide campaign fighting to ensure that “we the people” includes all of us. Our mission is to transform America’s inhumane immigration system. We must undo the damage of the last four years and build a new immigration system that is fair, humane, functional, and centered on racial justice, and respects all people, regardless of race, religion, or birthplace. And we must immediately enact legislation that creates a roadmap to citizenship for every immigrant who calls this country home. We Are Home is co-chaired by Community Change/Community Change Action; Service Employees International Union (SEIU); United Farm Workers (UFW), and United We Dream.