We urge you to support immigrant parents and families. Immigrants are critical to our communities and our nation. For example, our care infrastructure would crumble without the incredible work of immigrants, who make up more than 18% of the nation's healthcare workers, 18% of childcare workers, 27% of the direct care workforce, and 12% of the education workforce! Moms are so thankful for the countless contributions immigrants make to keep families and kids healthy, educated, and safe!
We need you to find a way forward and fix the broken immigration system, provide permanent protections, build a pathway to citizenship, expand work permit authorizations, improve access to healthcare and social programs, and fund agencies that will help reduce the processing backlogs in immigration.
We also urge you to defend the right to seek asylum at our border, treating all with dignity and respect, and unequivocally reject proposed legislation, or amendments to proposed legislation, that would endanger immigrant parents and children in any way or separate families.
Immigrants are our nation’s strength. Indeed, our economy, and particularly our care infrastructure, are struggling with labor shortages and the demographic challenges of our aging population. Immigrants are key to our nation’s continued economic and cultural vibrancy. We urge you to lift up the contributions of immigrants in our communities, workforce, and our history.