Members of Congress:
No matter where we come from, what our color is or how we worship, most of us work hard for our families. Immigrants are such a vital part of our essential workforce every day, as well as of our communities, and this has become especially apparent during the COVID-19 pandemic. Immigrants are putting their lives on the line to keep our health care system and our economy going, and are essential not only to our communities and families, but also to America’s recovery. Please co-sponsor and pass the U.S. Citizenship Act to protect children and families, as well as other critical immigration legislation such as the Dream Act, the Dream and Promise Act, the Citizenship for Essential Worker Act, and the Farm Workforce Modernization Act and the Secure Act.
Immigrants are essential to our country, communities and economy and Americans know this. Roughly 75 percent of Americans believe all immigrants should have a path to stay in the U.S. legally.
These bills would create a fair process that respects families, keeps children with their parents, and would ultimately build a fair and humane immigration system. Please ensure that this legislation is part of a comprehensive recovery plan for COVID and passed as soon as possible either as stand alone bills or as part of the next COVID relief package.