President Biden and members of Congress: American Jews call on you to include a pathway to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants in the next recovery package. This package can pass with 51 votes in the Senate through the reconciliation process thanks to the Democratic majority our movements won last year.
We kicked Trump out of the White House and won both houses of Congress for this moment: to win permanent protections, dignity, and respect for immigrants and their families.
The House of Representatives has already passed bills that would provide a pathway to citizenship for millions of immigrants, but there’s still no relief for immigrants who experience the daily tragedy of raids, detention, and deportation because of obstruction by Senate Republicans. Because of the trifecta we helped win in November, there is another way forward.
Here’s the plan: Using the reconciliation process, Congress can pass the next recovery package with 51 votes (the Democratic majority we won in the election). But we need President Biden and Congress to go big to achieve this long overdue breakthrough: The President, the House, and the Senate must include a pathway to citizenship in the next recovery package for immigrant youth, DACA recipients, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders, farm workers, essential workers, and their families.
This issue is personal for the American Jewish community. We come from many backgrounds, but we share a central story of migration and liberation. That’s why we rise with our partners at the We Are Home Coalition — including United We Dream, UndocuBlack Network, National Domestic Workers Alliance, Detention Watch Network, National Immigration Law Center and more — to demand action now. Sign the petition and join us in calling on the President and Congress to rise for immigrant justice.