FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 20, 2021
Fernanda Durand (443) 396-3317 [email protected]
Nancy Treviño (786) 201-8958 [email protected]
The following is a joint statement from Alianza Americas and Presente.org about the parliamentarian decision on immigration inclusions in the federal budget:
“Now is the time to pass long-overdue legislation that puts millions of people on the path to permanent protections. The Senate Parliamentarian’s disappointing opinion will not stop us from continuing our fight to ensure Congress and the White House deliver for immigrant communities. The administration must use every ounce of its administrative power allowed by existing law to support and protect immigrant communities. In the case of the U.S. Congress, they must exhaust all avenues available in order to make sure that generous immigration policy changes are included in the final version of the reconciliation package they plan to enact,” said Oscar Chacon, executive director of Alianza Americas.
“Over 70% of Americans across the country support a pathway to permanent protections for undocumented populations. While the parliamentarian’s opinion is regrettable, we call on Senate Democrats and the White House to do everything in their power to ensure these transformative immigration provisions remain in the reconciliation package. We need a new generation of immigration policies deeply anchored on the vastly positive economic, social, cultural, and political impact immigrant communities have had in the U.S., as well as in their countries of origin,” said Matt Nelson, executive director of Presente.org.
Alianza Americas is a network of migrant-led organizations working in the United States and transnationally to create an inclusive, equitable and sustainable way of life for communities across North, Central and South America.
Presente.org is the nation’s largest online Latinx organizing group — and the nation’s premier Latinx digital organizing hub — advancing social justice with technology, media, and culture. Presente.org’s mission is to advance Latinx power and create winning campaigns that amplify Latinx voices; expand the political imagination and traditional boundaries; and foster inspiration for freedom, equity, and justice.