WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the I Stand With Immigrants Initiative is hosting its sixth annual Day of Action, with student-led events taking place at more than 150 colleges and universities across the country in an overwhelming show of support for immigrants and immigrant communities. At the critical period when Congress has the ability to pass immigration relief and protections for immigrants of all backgrounds through the reconciliation process, thousands of students, faculty, and campus community members at events in 31 states and the District of Columbia called on their elected officials to act.
For this year’s Day of Action, thousands of campus community members – including students, faculty, campus and community leaders, and advocates – are hosting a wide range of events, including virtual and in-person discussions in support of immigrants, social media activations, and tabling on campuses, to show their unwavering support for immigrant and international members of their communities.
“We’re thrilled by the incredible show of support for immigrant communities for this year’s Day of Action,” said FWD.us University Program Director Ali Procopio. “Students and community members of campuses across the country are making clear to Congress that we need urgent action to provide relief and protections for all immigrants.”
Some of the more than 150 participants in this year’s Day of Action include the University of Arizona, University of Southern California, Georgetown University, University of Florida, Georgia State University, University of Chicago, Tufts University, University of Michigan, Syracuse University, Duke University, University of North Carolina, Carnegie Mellon University, Brown University, Texas A&M University, University of Virginia, and many others.
Events include a wide range of in-person and virtual activities, including speakers, panels, neighborhood cleanups, and writing postcards to Members of Congress, among others.
The I Am An Immigrant campaign encourages the exploration of our individual heritage(s) and the recognition of our distinct and shared experiences. I Am An Immigrant aims to bring awareness to our shared history and stand in solidarity with friends, neighbors, peers, teachers, and all immigrants who continue to drive this nation forward.