For Immediate Release: August 11, 2021
We Are Home Campaign Statement on Senate Action
Senate takes historic step to provide citizenship for millions
Washington, D.C. – The following is a statement by Bridgette Gomez, Campaign Director for the We Are Home campaign:
“For the last several decades our movement has worked tirelessly for a path to citizenship that will finally bring safety and security to the undocumented. Last night, the Senate took an historic step to make this a reality by including a pathway to citizenship for young immigrants, TPS holders, farm workers, and essential workers in the budget reconciliation that passed along party lines. The significance of this moment cannot be overstated: we finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. The millions who have played such a pivotal role during the pandemic deserve a path to citizenship. We are more committed than ever to ensure this budget reconciliation is brought to the President’s desk for his signature. The time is now and this is the year. “
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.