WASHINGTON, DC – FWD.us today is launching a new ad as part of its 7-figure national campaign to encourage Congress to finally pass legislation that would provide a pathway to citizenship for the undocumented community. The new ad, Sisters, features Pamela and Daniela Chomba, DACA recipients who grew up in New Jersey and share a close bond as sisters. This week marks exactly 20 years since the Chomba sisters immigrated to the U.S. with their family.
In the ad, Pamela and Daniela speak to the urgent need for Congress to pass long-overdue legislation with a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers, TPS holders and essential workers. The ad will appear on cable, broadcast and digital platforms starting today and comes just one day before the ninth anniversary of DACA.
“My family has waited more than two decades for meaningful immigration reform that puts us on a path to citizenship and allows us to continue building our lives here. While DACA has been transformative, my life – and the lives of hundreds of thousands of other Dreamers – continues to hang in the balance until Congress protects us permanently from deportation,” said Pamela Chomba. “I want to buy a house and set roots in this country for my descendants, and have the stability that comes with having a singular home address for the rest of my life. I wake up every morning and fight to protect our families and communities from deportation. Congress should pick up my morning routine and address this legislation without delay. Act now.”
“My sister and I recently celebrated our 20th anniversary of living in the U.S, and while we’ve come to know this country as home, we live every day under the threat of deportation and being separated from our families,” said Daniela Chomba. “Hundreds of thousands of DACA recipients like us — and millions more immigrant families — who have built lives here have waited decades for the opportunity to earn citizenship. It’s deeply frustrating that the trajectory of my life is shaped every single day by lawmakers who refuse to make changes that could tangibly improve millions of lives, despite having the power to do so. The time is now for Congress to act.”