Big Step Towards Citizenship for All Passes U.S. House of Representatives

Voces de la Frontera Applauds All Three Wisconsin House Democrats for Standing with Immigrant Families in Support of Historic Legislation

 

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Earlier this afternoon, Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives passed a historic budget resolution that includes $105 billion to create a long overdue pathway to citizenship for millions of immigrant essential workers, Dreamers, TPS holders and their families. Democratic Representatives Mark Pocan, Gwen Moore and Ron Kind from Wisconsin voted in favor of the package. The U.S. Senate passed the budget earlier this month, with Wisconsin's Democratic Senator Tammy Baldwin also voting in favor. The specifics of the budget package will be negotiated over the coming month, with Speaker Nancy Pelosi aiming to vote on a final package in September. 

 

Christine Neumann-Ortiz, Executive Director of Voces de la Frontera, Wisconsin’s largest immigrant rights organization, said:

 

“Our decades-long movement to win a pathway to citizenship for millions of immigrants continues to gain steam. Immigration reform with a path to citizenship is popular, will strengthen our economy and communities, and it will honor the sacrifices that millions of immigrant essential workers and families have made during the pandemic to keep our country running.

 

We encourage all Wisconsinites to join us in thanking U.S. Representatives Mark Pocan, Gwen Moore and Ron Kind and U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin for supporting this historic legislation and to encourage them to stand strong in their support for an inclusive path to citizenship for millions. We condemn Wisconsin’s Republican Congressional delegation and U.S. Senator Ron Johnson for continuing to block progress and much-needed relief for Wisconsin’s immigrant working families. 

 

Momentum is on our side. This is our year. Democrats are positioned to deliver much needed relief and reform for millions. Let’s get it done.”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August, 24, 2021

CONTACT: Anna Dvorak | 414-469-0118 | anna@vdlf.org

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About Voces de la Frontera

Voces de la Frontera is a statewide  membership based community organization led by low-wage workers, immigrants and multiracial youth whose mission is to protect and expand civil rights and workers’ rights through leadership development, community organizing and empowerment.

 

Voces de la Frontera
1027 S. 5th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53204