FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 11, 2021
Contact: Heather Cabral | 202-550-6880 | firstname.lastname@example.org
WASHINGTON – Immigrant advocates with the largest faith-based grassroots organizing network applaud the Senate’s passage of its $3.5 trillion budget resolution, which includes a pathway to citizenship for millions of people in America’s immigrant community. While this is a monumental moment awaited by millions of immigrants across and country, leaders from Faith in Action note that Congress must deliver on its long promised protections for all immigrants through the forthcoming budget reconciliation process.
In response, political director of Faith in Action, Richard Morales, issued the following statement:
“This is a historic win for our immigrant community and the thousands of organizers and directly impacted leaders across the Faith in Action network that have worked tirelessly to ensure Congress recognizes our community as essential, rather than expendable. While this is a great first step towards creating a more just, fair and humane immigration system, our work is not over until our DREAMers, Temporary Protected Status holders, farmworkers and essential workers are afforded the safety and protections they deserve. We’re looking forward to supporting our elected officials who capitalize on this opportunity to make history for 11 million immigrants who have called America home for decades, many of whom have risked their lives to keep our country afloat as essential workers during this pandemic. The inclusion of a pathway to citizenship through the budget reconciliation process is not just a human imperative, but is critical in ensuring a robust economic recovery and sustainable growth.”
Faith in Action is the largest grassroots, faith-based organizing network in the United States. The nonpartisan organization works with 1,000 religious congregations in more than 200 cities and towns through its 46 local and state federations. For more information, visit www.faithinaction.org.
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