Washington, D.C. – This week, United We Dream launched a five figure digital ad campaign targeting key Democratic Senators and President Biden, demanding they prioritize a pathway to citizenship for immigrant youth, TPS holders, and farm workers. The ads feature immigrant youth and TPS holders calling on Senators Kelly (AZ), Sinema (AZ), Hickenlooper (CO), Durbin (IL), Manchin (WV), as well as Majority Leader Schumer (NY) and President Biden to lead and deliver on providing a path to citizenship. The ads, which will run on Facebook, Youtube, Google, and local and regional news websites in Arizona, Illinois, New York, West Virginia, and Washington D.C., are part of United We Dream’s Undeniable video storytelling series.
You can access our press statement on the video storytelling series here.
Greisa Martinez Rosas, Executive Director of United We Dream, said:
“Over the past 15 years, immigrant youth have taken action to urge key Republican and Democrat Senators to deliver on a pathway to citizenship for our communities. The urgency of this moment cannot be overstated. Far too many undocumented people are being denied COVID-19 vaccines and access to federal relief simply because of their immigration status, and ICE, CBP and police are continuing to harm and deport our communities.
Republicans have refused to take action to deliver relief for immigrant communities. Instead, they’ve doubled-down on racism, xenophobia, and white nationalism. Across the country Republicans are pushing policies that are anti-protest, like in Florida, and anti-democracy, like in Georgia. All this in response to our collective action following the continued murder of Black people by police, and the historic turnout of a multi-racial coalition of voters in states like Arizona and Georgia.
Still, Republicans have continued fear-mongering rhetoric of migration at the border as a way to hold citizenship hostage. This is unacceptable! We can and must pass citizenship for millions this year. Now is the time for President Biden and Senate Democrats to demonstrate the moral and bold leadership it takes to pursue every opportunity to deliver, including a pathway to citizenship for immigrant youth, TPS holders, and essential workers in Biden’s American Jobs package.”