Press Release

One Step Closer to Victory!

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For Immediate Release

August 11, 2021

CONTACT: Sam Yu | syu@nakasec.org

 

One Step Closer to Victory!

 

Chicago, IL – Early this morning, the U.S. Senate voted 50-49 to advance a budget resolution that includes a pathway to citizenship for undocumented young people, temporary protected status recipients, farm workers and essential workers. While we still have a ways to go, this is a huge victory for our community!

Since the NAKASEC network launched our #Citizenship4All 100 Days Campaign on President Biden’s inauguration Day, we have been sharing our impacted community members’ stories, phonedogging and meeting with our Members of Congress, and holding vigils and marching in Washington DC and in our local communities to express the urgency of including immigrants in the budget process. We are thrilled that our community’s voice was heard and that we are closer to relief for undocumented immigrants, of which almost 2 million are Asian American.

We’ve never been so close to victory! Now is the time to pull together and make the final push to get over the finish line. Together, we can push Congress and the Biden administration to deliver for our community. This is the moment we’ve all been working for and now, we need your voice and your participation! We as Asian Americans have a critical role to play in winning citizenship for all. Please get in touch with us at anooshka@nakasec.org or one of our network partners to get more information and join the effort!

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The NAKASEC Network is HANA Center (Illinois), NAKASEC VA (Virginia), Woori Center (Pennsylvania), MinKwon Center for Community Action (New York) and Woori Juntos (Texas).