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We must transform our entire immigration system #ForOurFamilies

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Creating a pathway to citizenship #ForOurFamilies

We must build a pathway to citizenship that protects families and allows a full economic recovery for all of America. This includes creating a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants in America, including the 5 million essential workers keeping us safe during the COVID-19 pandemic and implementing a fair legal immigration system.

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President Biden has called on Congress to build a pathway to legalization for immigrants to not only undo the cruelty of the Trump Administration but to finally close this dark chapter in our history. The COVID-19 public health and economic crisis showed us that America needs the 5 million essential, frontline workers who are trapped and stuck as undocumented by our failed immigration system.

To solve this crisis, we must go beyond just reversing the damage done over the last four years; we must transform our entire immigration system #ForOurFamilies. This pathway forward, and the pathway to rebuilding a more prosperous country for everyone, must start by creating the ability for the 11 million undocumented immigrants to become citizens. It’s vital for the success of all American families, so that everyone can fully contribute, in the place we call home.
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A Pathway to Citizenship

5 million immigrant essential workers have helped keep all of us safe, healthy, and fed at great personal risk to themselves during the COVID-19 pandemic, and we won’t have a successful economic or public health recovery without them. Congress must pass a pathway to legalization for all essential workers, DACA, TPS holders and all 11 million immigrants in the US.

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Immigrant Essential Workers are Crucial to America’s COVID-19 Recovery

Our report highlights the 23 million immigrant essential workers and their immense impact in combating the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 5 million are undocumented and risk their lives every single day to provide vital services and save countless lives. It is our country’s moral and economic responsibility to provide them – and all 11 million undocumented people – with a pathway to citizenship.

Our report highlights the 23 million immigrant essential workers and their immense impact in combating the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 5 million are undocumented and risk their lives every single day to provide vital services and save countless lives. It is our country’s moral and economic responsibility to provide them – and all 11 million undocumented people – with a pathway to citizenship.

Border & Asylum

Dignity for our Families Seeking Asylum: End Family Separation

Under the Biden Administration, America can stop family separation and repair the harm of the family separation policy, to bring dignity to all our families.

Welcoming those seeking refuge from persecution is embedded in our nation’s laws, honoring the legacy of our Bill of Rights. Not only do families and children have a legal right to apply for asylum in the United States, but welcoming them together and with dignity is also the right thing to do and will help keep families and communities safe. It is time to transform the failed system so it doesn’t punish families and children by separating them, but instead welcomes them with dignity to work, live, and establish the U.S. as their home.

This includes an immediate halt to the deportation and expulsion of Black immigrants seeking asylum rebuilding humane processing of people seeking asylum at our border. In addition, it is time to provide new avenues for people seeking humanitarian relief to be able to apply for protection closer to their homes, which will help keep families together and ensure a fair and orderly process for people seeking asylum.

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A Dignified Asylum System #ForOurFamilies

It is long past the time to end family separation and fix our failed asylum system. The Trump Administration took a failed immigration system and made it worse. Now under the Biden Administration, we have the opportunity to undo the cruelty and bring dignity to families trying to seek asylum.

The Trump Administration’s primary goal was to treat families seeking humanitarian protections, like asylum, so terribly that not only would they choose to return to the very places where their lives were in danger, but future people seeking asylum would be deterred by this inhumane treatment from even trying.

Trump used the COVID-19 pandemic as a pretext to continue his attacks on our legal asylum system. The Trump administration used policies like Remain in Mexico, Zero Tolerance family separation, Title 42, third-country agreements, the transit ban and metering, and dozens of others to both restrict immigration at the border and eliminate the entire asylum system. Parents were also forced into a false binary choice: separating from their children or waiving their childrens’ Flores Settlement rights and remaining incarcerated together.

President Biden’s executive orders were welcomed and transformative news, and included an end to MPP, also known as the “Remain in Mexico,” policy, which forced tens of thousands of migrants and children fleeing violence and persecution to remain trapped in Mexico in inhumane conditions in tents for months and years, all within a few feet of the border. Approximately 25,000 individuals in MPP continue to have active cases.

In addition to the important series of steps to undo current systems keeping families trapped at the border, the Biden Administration announced a taskforce to reunify families. Family separation tore more than 5,000 children away from their parents, and it is time to correct a grave wrong done to their families. And, the Biden Administration announced new steps they would be taking to increase the ability for future migrants to apply for humanitarian protections closer to home, and to increase the capacity of countries across the western hemisphere to better protect and care for migrants.

Changes are needed immediately as families continue to wait in desperation and under difficult conditions at the border. This must include an immediate halt to the deportation and expulsion of Black immigrants seeking asylum trapped in a failed system. Continued, urgent action must also include the proposed efforts to expeditiously expand legal migration pathways through dedicated refugee admission goals, family reunification programs, the expansion of existing employment programs, and a complete transformation of the asylum system.

The Biden Administration must bring order, an end to family separation, and dignity at the border #ForOurFamilies.

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We can have an immigration system that actually works and focuses on keeping families together, while prioritizing immigrants’ dignity to work, live, and establish the U.S. as their home.

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