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10/30/2019 | Building an Immigrant Justice Initiative

Center For Popular Democracy Supports New Deal for New Americans Act

Progressive Community Organizing Network Applauds Proactive Step to Ensure Path to Citizenship

October.30.2019

WASHINGTON, DC -- In response to the introduction of the New Deal for New Americans Act by U.S. Reps. Grace Meng (D-NY), Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), and Jesús “Chuy” García (D-IL), the Center for Popular Democracy released the following statement from Natalia Aristizabal, Director of Immigrant Justice: 

“We’re excited for legislation that would make it easier for residents to secure citizenship. This is a step forward to ensure we are moving past the inhumane and cruel policies implemented by the Trump administration. Our fight is for a country that protects and nurtures every immigrant’s right to move, to stay, to create a future where our loved ones are free to thrive.” 

The bill aims to implement a federal office to lead inclusion and integration strategies for refugees and immigrants, cut down financial barriers for citizenship application, expand economic prosperity programs centered on workforce development and English language programs, and increase access to due process and legal services. 

Read more on the New Deal for New Americans act here

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Media Contact: Inarú Meléndez, 413-331-9530, imelendez@populardemocracy.org

Wednesday, October 30, 2019