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To: Senator Romney

Urge Senator Romney to Pass Immigration Reform

Urge Senator Romney to Pass Immigration Reform

In a world of turmoil and uncertainty, it is more important than ever to place family at the center of our lives and make it the top of our priorities. We petition our Utah representatives to stand with us in protecting Utah families by supporting all immigration reform bills for members of our undocumented immigrant community. This includes the Dream and Promise Act, Farm Workers Act, Essential Workers Act, and especially the US Citizenship Act of 2021, which will end the separation of families of differing immigration statuses.

While we applaud and support pathways to citizenship for select groups, such as people who came to the US at a young age, we want to ensure that our restaurant workers, healthcare workers, sanitation workers, construction workers, and all other members of our community have the opportunity to also become citizens. Undocumented immigrants are an integral part of our society. Additionally, in large part, these groups kept Utah’s economy going during these unprecedented times.

En español: En un mundo de confusión e incertidumbre, es más importante ahora que nunca el colocar a nuestras familias en el centro de nuestras vidas y convertirla en la primera de nuestras prioridades. Solicitamos que nuestros representantes de Utah nos apoyen a darle protección permanente a las familias de nuestro estado apoyando todos los proyectos de ley de reforma migratoria para los miembros de nuestra comunidad de inmigrantes indocumentados. Esto incluye la Ley de sueños y promesas, la Ley de trabajadores agrícolas, la Ley de trabajadores esenciales y, especialmente, la Ley de ciudadanía de los EE. UU. del 2021, que pondrá fin a la separación de familias de diferentes estatus migratorios.

Why is this important?

- Immigrants are vital to the State of Utah. Approximately 106,279 undocumented immigrants live in Utah, comprising around 40% of Utah’s immigrant population. / Los inmigrantes son vitales para Utah. Aproximadamente 106,279 inmigrantes indocumentados viven en Utah, lo que equivale al 40% de la población migrante de Utah.

- 140,517 people in Utah, including 71,207 US citizens, lived with at least one undocumented family member between 2010 and 2014./ 140,517 personas en Utah, incluyendo 71,207 ciudadanos americanos vivieron con por lo menos una persona indocumentada del 2010 al 2014.

- $81.4 million from Utah undocumented immigrants’ income went to state and local taxes and $129.5 million went to federal taxes in 2018. / Inmigrantes indocumentados contribuyeron $81.4 millones en impuestos estatales y locales y $129.5 millones en impuestos contribuyeron al gobierno federal en el 2018.

Please sign our petition to tell your Utah representative and Senators that separating families is not what Utah stands for and that we want a pathway to citizenship for ALL undocumented Utahns. / Por favor firma nuestra petición para decirle a todos nuestros representantes y Senadores que Utah no está de acuerdo con la separación de familias y que queremos un camino a la ciudadanía para TODA nuestra comunidad indocumentada.

Comunidades Unidas is a 501c3 non-profit and nonpartisan organization focused on empowering Utah's Latinx to recognize and achieve their own potential and be a positive force for change in the larger community. To learn more about Comunidades Unidas please visit our website www.cuutah.org and follow our Instagram @comunidadesunidas and Facebook linked below./ Comunidades Unidas es una organización 501c3 sin fines de lucro y no partidista enfocada en empoderar a la comunidad Latinx de Utah para que reconozca y desarrolle su potencial y sea una fuerza positiva para el cambio en su comunidad. Para aprender más sobre Comunidades Unidas por favor visita nuestra pagina www.cuutah.org y síguenos en nuestro Instagram @comunidadesunidas y en el link de Facebook abajo.

Sources / Fuentes de información: http://research.newamericaneconomy.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/nae-ut-report.pdf & https://www.americanimmigrationcouncil.org/research/immigrants-in-utah


Reasons for signing

  • You can help people. They are human beings too.

Updates

2021-03-30 18:54:38 -0400

100 signatures reached

2021-03-29 21:29:26 -0400

50 signatures reached

2021-03-29 21:03:48 -0400

25 signatures reached

2021-03-29 20:59:25 -0400

10 signatures reached