PRESS CALL ADVISORY: Experts and Advocates Discuss Urgent Need To Include Legalization for Essential Workers in Economy Recovery

Washington, D.C. — On the heels of a sweeping day one bill and executive orders on immigration, and as the Biden-Harris administration charges forward to end the pandemic and repair its economic harm, experts and advocates urge Congress to use all legislative tools—including reconciliation, which only requires a simple majority—to include permanent protections and a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants as part of a coronavirus and economic recovery plan.

Please join the Center for American Progress tomorrow, Friday, January 22, at 10:00 a.m. ET, to discuss the need for permanent protections and a path to U.S. citizenship for Dreamers, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders, and the estimated 5 million undocumented workers who have been on the front lines during this pandemic.

Felicia Wong, President and CEO, Roosevelt Institute
Clarissa Martínez-de-Castro, Deputy Vice President, Policy and Advocacy, UnidosUS
Montserrat Garibay, Secretary-Treasurer, Texas AFL-CIO
Dr. Diana Andino, Neurology Specialist, DACA Recipient

Tom Jawetz, Vice President, Immigration Policy, Center for American Progress

Press briefing to discuss legalization for undocumented essential workers and their families.

Friday, January 22, 10:00 a.m. ET

RSVP here. Details on how to join the call will be provided upon confirmation.

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