FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 4/20/22
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(NATIONAL) – In anticipation for the upcoming, hotly contested midterm elections in key swing states, immigrants and Latinxs are preparing to join a national day of action in 29 states on May Day, May 1st, to pressure President Biden to use his executive authority to protect all immigrants and end cruel, Trump-era immigration enforcement. This press conference will give voice to immigrants and/or Latinxs in seven swing states where Latinx and immigrant voters were a decisive voting bloc in ousting a xenophobic, corrupt administration and electing President Biden on the promise to fix our broken immigration system.
Communities from across the US will take the streets May 1st to demand permanent protection for the 11 million workers and families who have seen inaction on immigration reform. Latinxs and immigrant rights groups, labor unions, people of faith, LGBTQ organizations, environmentalists and other allies will demand movement on congressional and executive actions to end detention and deportation, end collaboration between police and ICE, expand TPS protections and to make politically possible a pathway for permaent protections for the 11 million currently undocumented immigrant families and workers in the United States.
More than one year into this administration, commitments to protect Black, Brown, AAPI, Transgender and Gender non-conforming, Queer (TGNCQ) immigrant communities continue to be mostly empty promises. With recent polls showing Biden hemorrhaging support amongst Latinxs, it’s more important than ever for him to deliver on his promises and protect all immigrants.
When: Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 9:00 a.m PT / 10:00 a.m MT / 11:00 a.m. CT / Noon ET
Where: Virtual press conference on Zoom, registration required
This event will also be livestreamed on VDLF Action’s Facebook page here
- Christine Neumann-Ortiz, Executive Director of Voces de la Frontera Action in Wisconsin
- Jose Flores and family, essential worker in Wisconsin involved in the immigrant rights movement since 2012
- Esvin, agricultural worker and MILPA coordinator in Pennsylvania, leader with the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival
- Sol Avila, representative from Promise Arizona who works with directly impacted immigrants
CONTACT: Anna Dvorak, 414-469-0118, [email protected]
Voces de la Frontera Action (501c4) is the sister organization of Voces de la Frontera that enables us to have a more active role in lobbying and advocating for laws that improve the lives of immigrants, workers and students. VDLFA endorses candidates that stand with us in the fight for immigrant and racial justice, labor justice, and education rights.
The Movement of Immigrant Leaders in Pennsylvania (MILPA) is a non-partisan network of families working for the constitutional and human rights of every family in Pennsylvania, regardless of immigration status.
Promise Arizona aims to unite the millions of Arizonans who reject the divisive politics of immigrant-baiting, and the millions who believe in treating their neighbors with fairness and dignity.- - - - - - - - - - -