IMMIGRATION REFORM NOW

IMMIGRATION REFORM NOW

MEDIA CONTACT: Juan Manuel [email protected]

In collaboration with a board coalition of Non Profit Organizations, Latinx Media, Latinx Business, and our Latinx Community, Latinx Immigrants of Iowa want to invite you to join us on May 1st, 2021

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Immigration Reform Now is an action in support of legislation introduced
by President Joe Biden, Senators and Congressmen that seeks a path to
legalization of more than 11 million people including people with DACA,
TPS and essential workers. One-hundred days in, Biden has done away with
many of Trump’s harmful policies and practices, reverting to much of
what we had under Obama. Immigrants and immigrants’ rights activists
welcome some of these changes but know that that is not nearly enough.

We want to acknowledge the positives that have happened in these 100
days, but also acknowledge that he has not fulfilled his promises and
point out the harmful actions that have occurred. Detention centers are
still separating families and we’ve even seen the reopening of
facilities previously closed. We have seen unnecessary increases to CBP
and ICE funding as well as continued deportations.

We have 6 Demands for this Administration and Congress:
Pass the American Citizenship Act (H.R. 1177/S. 348)
This proposal would create an 8-year path to citizenship for 11 million
undocumented folks; broaden legal immigration avenues and reduce visa
backlogs among other provisions
Concerns: This bill includes funds for the construction of a “smart
wall” at the southern border. #NoWallsNoCages
Pass the American Dream & Promise Act (H.R. 6)
This bill would make DREAMers, TPS holders, and DED holders eligible for
permanent residence
DREAMers were brought to the US as children; many call this country home
and are working to accomplish their goals and Dreams in this country.
Pass the Citizenship for Essential Workers Act (H.R. 1909/S. 747)
Status for undocumented essential workers as defined
Pathway to citizenship for an estimated 5 million undocumented workers
and their families
Pass the SECURE Act (S. 306)
This would create a pathway to citizenship for TPS holders
Stop deportations
Biden promised to put a halt on deportations
Even though his moratorium on deportation has been halted by a Texas
court, his agency, ICE, can still decide not to deport people
End the Trump-ERA Title 42
Biden promised to “end Trump’s detrimental asylum policies”
Title 42 was created by Trump and Stephen Miller to prohibit families
from seeking asylum in the US during Covid19

Immigration Reform Now it is not a political issue but a matter of
humanity. It’s time to be bolder than we’ve ever been. Ending Trump’s
policies is a positive step, but it is not enough. This event will be on
May 1, 2021 in hopes of bringing together our entire immigrant community
(with or without documents) and our allies in solidarity calling on
Biden and Congress to act now!

ORGANIZATIONS ENDORSING AND SUPPORTING THIS EVENT
Latinx Immigrants of Iowa, Latinas Unidas por un Nuevo (L.U.N.A)
amanecer, Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Prairielands
Freedom Fund Lulac Council 307 Iowa Casa Iowa Coalition against Sexual
Assault CCI
MMJ Iowa Migrant Movement for Justice
the Latino Political Network
Iowa City Catholic Worker  Des Moines Black Liberation Movement, RACI (Refugee Alliance of Central Iowa)

Hola America
La Prensa Hispanic Newspaper
El Heraldo Hispano
El Trueque Iowa
El Enfoque NewsPaper
La Q Buena
La Raza 1490AM 95.7FM
Que pasa Iowa?
El Viento Iowa

Event Details

Email Address

[email protected]

Phone Number

515-421-6773

Location Event

Iowa Capitol 1007 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50319

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