STATEMENT: Make the Road New Jersey Responds to Biden Immigration Bill
Elizabeth, New Jersey — January, 20, 2021: On behalf of Make the Road New Jersey, Olga Armas issued the following statement responding to the introduction of the Biden-Harris immigration legislation.
“Biden’s day one bill and executive orders on immigration policy are a dramatic and welcome departure from the racism and xenophobia of the Trump era. Today, immigrants like me across the country can begin a new chapter. We are here because we fought tirelessly for our dignity. We mobilized, we went to the courts and we helped our citizen brothers and sisters get to the ballot box. After years of family separation, living under fear of deportation and being terrorized by our government, we celebrate our resistance, we welcome the Biden administration and together, we turn a new page. Now we begin repairing the damage & pain our communities have endured. We urge our New Jersey delegation to express support for the Biden immigration legislation and to take immediate steps to enact this pathway to citizenship for all 11 million undocumented people. The Biden administration must also ensure an immediate end to cruel immigration enforcement by ending immigration detention immediately, investigating abuses at DHS and stopping the arrest of immigrants.”