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Coalition of Over 150 Call on Biden Admin, Lawmakers to Move on Immigration Reform

Jan 19, 2021 by AFP

Arlington, Va. –  Today, Americans for Prosperity and The LIBRE Initiative joined the National Immigration Forum and a large, diverse coalition of 180 organizations, leaders, and companies to call on the incoming Biden Administration and Congressional lawmakers to work together on legislation that reforms our outdated, broken immigration system – including a permanent solution for Dreamers.

Read the full letter and view all participating signatures online here. The letter was also published on a full page ad on the New York Times.

Read excerpts here:

We Support Bipartisan Immigration Reforms in 2021.

We congratulate President-Elect Biden and Vice President-Elect Harris as well as the Senators and Members of the House of Representatives for the 117th Congress.

As our country looks to the future and we consider how to build a more prosperous, just, and fair nation, we urge both Congress and the new administration to make clear their commitment to reforming our nation’s outdated, broken immigration system. We especially call on Congress to come together and quickly provide a pathway to citizenship that would allow Dreamers to stay in the U.S. and become fully integrated into our communities.

Strong leadership and bipartisanship from Congress and the administration, starting on day one, are critical to build an immigration system that works for U.S. families, grows our economy, and strengthens communities across our nation while welcoming immigrants who seek to contribute as critical partners in our society.

Polling consistently shows broad, bipartisan support for immigrants and immigration reform. Recent polls have found that over 77% of Americans believe that immigration is good for the country and 78% believe DACA recipients should be able to remain in America, and a Fox News poll on Election Day that found 71% of Americans support legal status for undocumented immigrants. Historically, strong support has existed for immigration reform that addresses border security, expanded visa programs for high-skilled and agricultural workers, and regularizing the status of undocumented immigrants.

We can create a modern, humane, and effective immigration system that upholds the best of America’s promise: to be a nation where people can come from around the world to work, contribute, and build a better life for themselves, their families, and our society as a whole. As we recover from COVID-19, the essential contributions of immigrants here today, and those to come tomorrow, will be critical to the health and well-being of American workers and their families. Our nation’s immigration laws are decades overdue for an overhaul. To get this done, it will require the new administration and Congress to work together in a bipartisan manner. We stand ready to work together with you on this urgent, national imperative.

Read online here.