The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better bill, which includes temporary protections and work permits for some undocumented immigrants, and investments in financial supports for families and climate action. However, the bill does not include the pathway to citizenship that Democrats promised to deliver.
We’ve been fighting for permanent protections for immigrants for over 35 years, and we are not giving up this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. A path forward to citizenship is still feasible.
Senators must override the parliamentarian’s arbitrary opinion using existing Senate rules to enact permanent relief for the many immigrants who call our country home. There is a historical precedent in which senators have disregarded the parliamentarian’s advisory recommendations to enact legislation.
The urgency of this moment calls for more than excuses and watered-down half-measures. There is no equitable recovery without immigrants. It’s time for Congress to deliver.
Tell your senators that they must deliver a pathway to citizenship for millions of immigrants >>>