ICYMI: Immigrant Youth and Allies Take Action Across the Country To Say: No Citizenship, No Rest!

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Multiple – Last week, immigrant youth and allies from United We Dream Action and volunteers from United We Dream Action’s U Squad held actions in California, Idaho, New York, Arizona, Texas, and Kentucky. The actions were part of  UWDA’s “No Recess Without Relief” week of action demanding President Biden, Vice President Harris, and Democrats in Congress deliver citizenship through reconciliation.   

                           

                                                                  All credit to United We Dream Action

The week of action kicked off in San Francisco with immigrant youth rallying outside House Speaker Pelosi’s live interview at the KQED radio station and urging her to deliver citizenship for millions this year. 

The next day, volunteers rallied outside Senate Majority Leader Chuck Shumer’s home in Brooklyn, New York to remind him that there is no rest without citizenship and every minute without permanent protection is another minute that immigrant communities are left vulnerable to the grips of ICE and CBP. That same day U Squad leaders and immigrant community members in Nampa, Idaho continued raising the heat on Democrats to deliver relief a press conference at the Hispanic Cultural Center of Idaho where they called on on members of Congress to pass a pathway to citizenship for all 11 million undocumented people living in the U.S. 

Back in Phoenix, Arizona organizers from Living United for Change in Arizona (LUCHA) and Arizona Dream Act Coalition (ADAC) invited Senator Sinema to a community circle and altar at the State Capitol to hear community members share what a pathway to citizenship would mean for their life. She did not respond. 

On Saturday, members of the immigrant community in El Paso, Texas rallied at Edgemore Park and marched towards the Border Patrol Processing Center demanding that the Biden Administration and Democrats in Congress halt deportations and deliver citizenship. To end the week of actions, immigrant youth and allies held a rally in Lexington, Kentucky to demand Congress deliver a pathway to citizenship for all undocumented workers who help to keep Kentucky running.

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United We Dream Action is the leading national network fighting for dignity and justice led by immigrant youth and allies. We are a dynamic community of thousands of immigrant youth nationwide who build independent political power for those directly impacted by injustice. We organize and take action to win victories so that all people can be safe and thrive.