For Immediate Release: March 19, 2021
Washington, DC – FWD.us Vice President of Advocacy and We Are Home Steering Committee member Alida Garcia is taking temporary leave to serve as the White House’s Senior Adviser for Migration Outreach and Engagement.
Nathaly Arriola, Campaign Director of The We Are Home Campaign said:
“Alida has been instrumental in leading the fight for immigration reform. From building FWD.us, and every fight since its inception, including FWD.us’s Flights for Families initiative that directly assisted 1,300 people separated from their families at the border, to tirelessly advocating for immediate relief for essential workers on behalf of We Are Home, Alida has been there at every step. She is a source of inspiration, strength and relentless energy for this movement and to me. I am proud to call her a colleague and one of my best friends. We are so excited for her and know she will lead the White House with the same wisdom, urgency, bravery, and grace she has embodied at FWD.us and We Are Home.”
Jess Morales Rocketto, Co-Chair of The We Are Home Campaign, Executive Director of Care In Action, and Civic Engagement Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance said:
“Alida Garcia is one of the most respected and effective immigration experts in the country. We are delighted by this outstanding appointment by the White House and look forward to working together, as we have for many years, in our shared vision to welcome families to the US. This is the year to pass immigration reform for the 11 million undocumented immigrants in this country and transform our refugee and aslyum process, and there is no one better to lead this effort than Alida Garcia.”
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 in 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; National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA)/Care in Action; Service Employees International Union (SEIU); United Farm Workers (UFW), and United We Dream.