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09/20/2021 | Building an Immigrant Justice Initiative, Protecting Immigrant Communities

Center for Popular Democracy: A Pathway to Citizenship Must Be Included in Reconciliation

Congress must deliver on a pathway to citizenship this year — we cannot “build back better” without it

For Immediate Release
Monday, September 20, 2021


NEW YORK CITY - In response to the Senate Parliamentarian’s ruling on a pathway to citizenship through reconciliation, Ana Maria Archila, co-executive director of the Center for Popular Democracy, issued the following statement:

“Immigrants and essential workers are the backbone of our country. They have fed us and taken care of us during the pandemic. In this historic moment, it is our moral imperative to do whatever we can to ensure that immigrants are part of this package. Leadership in the Senate must rise to the occasion and do whatever is needed to ensure that we can honor the sacrifices of immigrants in this country by providing a pathway to citizenship this year. We look forward to marching on Washington, D.C. tomorrow  to demand dignity and respect for every person, no matter their status.”


The Center for Popular Democracy is a national network of more than 50 community organizations dedicated to achieving racial and economic justice through local grassroots organizing. CPD trains and supports leadership, staff, and members to grow base-building organizations to scale and leverage that strength to win cutting-edge policy victories at the federal, state and local level.