Washington, D.C. – In the aftermath of the Trump administration’s anti-immigrant attacks and policies these past four years, the inauguration of President Biden marks a pivotal moment in our history where the safety, healing, and protection of all immigrant families and communities must be an immediate administrative and legislative priority.
Amidst ongoing Republican-led attacks against the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, the Home Is Here Coalition is committed to pushing President Biden to deliver on plans to protect and expand DACA, while urging Congress to pass legislation that provides a pathway to citizenship for all 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S.
The Home Is Here Coalition — representing 100+ organizations across the country — released the following statement:
“For far too long, Black and brown immigrants have endured some of the worst this country has to offer. From heinous policies under the Trump administration that intentionally separated thousands of families at the border, to the horrifying number of deaths at the hands of ICE and CBP, immigrants continue to live with the pain and trauma of these past four years. While that trauma won’t heal overnight, starting today, President Biden must take action to prevent any more pain and suffering among our communities.
As hundreds of thousands of DACA recipients and DACA-eligible young people await a critical decision in the Texas v U.S. lawsuit seeking to end the program, President Biden must use every administrative action possible to protect and expand DACA. In addition to pushing Congress to pass legislation that provides a pathway to citizenship for all 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S.
The Home Is Here Coalition has fought for immigrant justice, demanded accountability from the agencies that have harmed our communities, and used our power to push those in office to enact the solutions our communities need and deserve. With President Biden officially in office and Democrats now in control of both the House and the Senate, we will fight to ensure that protections for all immigrants translates into inclusive and permanent policy solutions.”