As part of the ongoing campaign “Lifting Latino Voices, Sharing our Stories,” member organizations and allies of the National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Community across the nation will be visiting in-district congressional offices on March 25-29 to give their perspective on immigration policy and share the alarming realities caused by our broken immigration system. The goals of this campaign are to educate the public about the potential implications of an immigration reform and to assure legislators incorporate the demands of the Latino immigrant community in the current debate. NALACC members will urge policymakers to consider the following demands:
- Halt Deportations Now: The immediate halt of deportations of immigrants whose sole infraction is residing in the U.S. without authorization, and the release of detained immigrants without any violent criminal background.
- Keep our Families Together: Reunification of families, including elimination of waiting times greater than one year in the family visa petition system.
- Fair Access to Citizenship: Immigration reform should include swift, fair and humane access to legal permanent residency, which puts people on a direct path to citizenship.
As part of its SOMOS/WE ARE initiative, NALACC member organizations will join this national campaign in the following cities: Chicago, IL; Boston, MA; Los Angeles, CA; Houston, TX; Greenville, NC; Omaha, NE; Miami, FL; New York, NY; Las Vegas, NV.