Niti Suchdeve published 20/06/19 – Cities for Action Statement on SCOTUS DACA Decision in Press Release 2020-06-19 12:15:12 -0400
For Immediate Release
The Cities for Action coalition celebrates with the hundreds of thousands of DACA recipients in our cities and counties across the country the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the DACA program. C4A leaders have always recognized DACA recipients’ critical contributions to our communities and economies and now call on the Senate to provide permanent protections and a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers and their families by passing the American Dream and Promise Act. Now is the time to reaffirm once and for all that DACA recipients are home right here in our cities, counties, and country.
Niti Suchdeve published 20/05/20 – Cities for Action Statement on Relief for Our Immigrant Communities in the Fifth COVID-19 Relief Package in Press Release 2020-05-20 09:41:45 -0400
20/05/20 – Cities for Action Statement on Relief for Our Immigrant Communities in the Fifth COVID-19 Relief Package
For Immediate Release
May 20, 2020
The Cities for Action coalition commends the House on the passage of the HEROES Act, which lays a strong foundation for including and supporting our immigrant communities in the new Coronavirus relief package. Despite the fact that immigrant communities have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 crisis—while so many continue to serve on the frontlines—they were left out of the previous stimulus packages and denied the resources they need. Cities for Action applauds the House on recognizing that the next stimulus must provide relief for all, regardless of immigration status, especially by the inclusion of measures for:
- Providing access to healthcare and financial assistance;
- Providing language access for federal benefits and services provided during this critical time;
- Making sure that all of our students have access to relief from educational institutions; and
- Ensuring automatic extension of work authorization for DACA and TPS recipients, so many of whom are frontline and essential workers during this crisis.
The HEROES Act affirms our belief that we cannot effectively recover from this pandemic unless everyone is afforded access to critical support. We strongly urge the Senate to pass the HEROES Act as expeditiously as possible. And to our immigrant communities, we will continue to advocate for your health and safety during this crisis. Inclusive relief will make us all more resilient.