This morning, hundreds of Make the Road New York members departed from all of our New York State offices to join thousands from across the country gathering in Washington D.C. to send a welcome back message to Congress. We are gathering alongside our Make the Road family from New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Nevada to demand that Congress ensure a pathway to citizenship stay in the budget reconciliation package, and that this budget include investments in the care economy and green infrastructure that will help fight climate change.
Sunday night, the U.S. Senate’s parliamentarian issued a very disappointing recommendation regarding one of the immigration proposals presented to her for citizenship for millions, but we’re not backing down! Congressional Democrats and the Biden administration have committed to bringing home legalization for our neighbors and loved ones in this budget reconciliation package, and we will hold them to their word.
For years, immigrant communities have fought tooth and nail for a path to citizenship that would have a transformative impact on millions of people who have been forced into the shadows. Nothing about the parlamentarian’s poor assessment changes that. This is one step in a longer process, and we are confident that we will ultimately prevail.
As members of both the House and Senate come back from August recess, thousands will march and rally in Washington to urge members of Congress to prioritize investing in citizenship, care and climate justice.
The time is now for Congress to deliver a humane immigration policy that ensures the well-being of our neighbors and loved ones. And we won’t stop fighting until we win.
¡Sí se puede!