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To: President-Elect, Joe Biden Vice President-Elect, Kamala Harris Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi House Minority Leader, Kevin McCarthy Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer
TAKE ACTION: Citizenship Roadmap and Deportation Moratorium Now!
In 2020, our multi-racial, multi-ethnic, multi-generational majority chose a new America. As we recover from the cruelty of the Trump administration and the health and economic crises of COVID-19, it is critical that we build a nation where home is truly here and safe for all.
In the first 100 days, we urge the new administration to undo the harmful policies Donald Trump put in place that have inflicted cruelty and pain in immigrant communities, to impose a moratorium on deportations, new arrests and detentions, and to work with Congress on legislation that creates a roadmap to citizenship.
Why is this important?
Over the past four years, Americans watched as Donald Trump used fear and racism to divide our country and expand the inhumane immigration detention system, separate migrant children from their parents, and deprive refugees seeking asylum of their freedoms.
We chose a new vision for America. One where we reject xenophobia and are committed to building a modern and functional immigration system that dismantles cruel policies, recognizes the humanity of immigrants, unifies families, and honors our freedom.
That is why we must urge the Biden-Harris administration and every member of Congress, to take immediate action to protect immigrants who call this country home. In order to transform our nation’s immigration system, the new administration must:
1) Undo the cruelty of the Trump administration: Starting on day one, the Biden-Harris Administration must dismantle the punishing policies of the Trump Administration, starting with a moratorium on deportations, new arrests and detentions. Trump and his cronies weaponized an already merciless immigration system with 900 executive actions that inflict pain and terror on immigrant communities, and stained our moral fiber.
2) Create a roadmap to citizenship: Millions of undocumented immigrants live, work, and contribute to the United States every day and call this country home. Congress must immediately work on legislation in the first 100 days of the Biden-Harris administration that creates a roadmap to citizenship for every immigrant who calls this country home. It is long overdue and supported by an overwhelming number of Americans from all walks of life.
3) Build a new immigration system that is fair, humane, and functional: The Biden-Harris administration needs to transform DHS, CBP, ICE, and the other parts of our federal immigration system into a just immigration system that sees immigrants as full human beings, treats immigrants fairly, unites families, and welcomes immigrants as new Americans.
It is time that we knit a landscape of people from different places and of different races into one nation. Together we can build a country where everyone can thrive and reach their full potential, no matter our race, birthplace, age, religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
It is time that we make the United States a place where “we the people” includes all of us. Join the new nationwide coalition that is coming together to fight for these demands under the We Are Home campaign:
United We Dream
National Domestic Workers Alliance
Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
United Farm Workers
United Farm Workers Foundation
Detention Watch Network
The Immigration Hub
LA RED/Faith in Action
Make the Road Action