Welcome to the Cities for Action Immigration Reform Webpage!
The below tools and resources have been created to help local governments and community advocates uplift support for immigration reform. Please check them out!
Immigration Reform Video Series
The following videos highlight the personal stories of Karen- a DACA recipient, Isha- a Documented Dreamer who faces aging out of status, and Jose- a TPS holder from El Salvador. Their stories highlight the substantial contributions they have made to their local communities and underscore the importance of protecting and improving DACA and TPS as well as creating clear pathways to citizenship for all of these groups including Documented Dreamers who lose status when they turn 21.
Click HERE to view all videos
Advancing Immigration Reform
In partnership with New American Economy, Cities for Action has developed a messaging & advocacy toolkit to help your localities elevate messaging in support of immigration reform. The toolkit includes key data on immigrant contributions, talking points for stakeholders, ready-to-post social media messaging & graphics and more. Please join us in uplifting support for immigration reform on social media - you can find sample messaging and graphics on pages 22 - 24 of the below toolkit, and you can download each individual graphic using the below links.
Click HERE to view the Immigration Reform Messaging Toolkit.
For social media messaging in English click HERE. To download accompanying graphics in English click HERE.
For social media messaging in Chinese click HERE. To download accompanying graphics in Chinese click HERE.
For social media messaging in Spanish click HERE. To download accompanying graphics in Spanish click HERE.
In the News
Cities for Action partnered with coalition leaders to develop a series of op-eds showcasing the substantial contributions that immigrants are making in their local communities and demonstrating how they maintain the livelihood of industries facing serious worker shortages due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Stay tuned for more op-eds!
Austin American-Statesman, January 16, 2022 - "Adler: Amid a pandemic immigrants make Austin stronger than ever"
Albuquerque Journal, January 31, 2022 - "Inclusivity: ABQ's Superpower"