Congress Must Continue to Fight for Citizenship

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 20, 2021



Congress Must Continue to Fight for Citizenship


Washington Yesterday, the Senate Parliamentarian ruled against including a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers, farmworkers and essential workers, and TPS holders in the budget reconciliation process. Legalization for our neighbors has broad bipartisan support and is a moral imperative. The Senate Parliamentarian’s ruling applies only to the budget reconciliation approach — there are many pathways to legalization available. 


“Leaders in Congress need to continue to fight for a pathway to citizenship for our families, friends, neighbors, and communities through the budget reconciliation process,” said Melina Roche, #WelcomeWithDignity campaign manager. “The Parliamentarian’s ruling will not dishearten us. Rather, #WelcomeWithDignity will continue to urge Congress to deliver safety to the millions of people whose home is here in a way that upholds our values as a nation of immigrants.”  



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