FWD.us Statement on Expanded Work in Texas

AUSTIN, TX – FWD.us today announced an expansion of our focus to include immigration policy work at the state level in a number of key regions, including Texas.

Expanding our work at the State level means that we can work on critical issues that affect millions of American families, and that we can help deepen our impact as we work concurrently on immigration issues at the federal level. More information on our plans to enact reforms at the state level is available here.

Texas State Director Zaira Garcia issued the following statement:

“Immigration has long been a source of strength for Texas, helping to drive business creation, fueling innovation across key industries, and securing Texas’ standing as the world’s tenth largest economy. This year, FWD.us is committed to protecting important policies like in-state tuition for Dreamers with long-standing ties to Texas, while also strengthening our coalition infrastructure in the state over the long haul. We will continue to leverage partnerships with Texas business leaders, faith leaders and legislators from both sides of the aisle to pursue smart immigration reforms that grow our economy, help Texans thrive and strengthen communities. Our long term goal is commonsense immigration reform that implements smart border security, protects and expands existing legal immigration avenues, and provides an earned pathway to citizenship for undocumented people. Expanding our work at the state level will help us to better achieve comprehensive reform, and we believe these policy goals will strengthen Texas as we continue to demand the immigration changes our country needs."

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