Make the Road New Jersey Supports Introduction of the Citizenship Act of 2021

Make the Road New Jersey Supports Introduction of the Citizenship Act of 2021

New Jersey – February 18, 2021: On behalf of Make the Road New Jersey, member leader Angeles Barrancos of Union City, NJ issued the following statement responding to the introduction of the Citizenship Act of 2021 introduced by Senator Bob Menendez and Representative Linda Sanchez:

“I have called the United States home for nearly two decades. I’ve worked hard to raise my two kids, one who is a Dreamer and the other, a U.S. citizen, here in New Jersey. Today’s introduction of the Citizenship Act of 2021 demonstrates the strength of our movement – we won’t stop fighting until all 11 million undocumented people are on a pathway to citizenship. I am also filled with hope that I won’t fear being separated from my children for the first time since I came to this country. I thank Senator Menendez and President Biden for their leadership and urge our representatives to pass this legislation as soon as possible.”

Deyanira Aldana, Immigration Lead at Make the Road New Jersey said, “This legislation brings much needed, overdue relief to our communities. After decades of mass deportations, devastating family separations, and bigoted policies, a swift pathway to citizenship for all 11 million undocumented immigrants will bring much needed relief for our communities. This is the result of our movement’s fight for more than a decade. We urge the Administration and Congress to fight against punitive enforcement measures that will only further hurt our communities.”

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