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.

WHO:
Panelists:
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

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

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

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

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

For more information or to speak with an expert, please contact Claudia Montecinos at .