Securing A Pathway To Citizenship & Immigration Reform
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There is no better time than now to lend your voice to the fight to secure a pathway to citizenship for millions of immigrants! That’s why this week’s episode of the Voices for Human Needs podcast is all about the ongoing efforts of grassroots advocates, allies in Congress, and directly impacted communities across the country to finally passing legislation that protects millions of Dreamers, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders, and essential immigrant workers from deportation. You’ll hear from long-time immigration advocates Lia Parada, who currently serves as the Director of Legislative Advocacy at The Immigration Hub, and Diana Pliego, a DACA recipient herself, and Policy Associate with the National Immigration Law Center.

Lia and Diana share how programs like DACA demonstrate the profound benefits that legal status has to support the educational and professional ambitions of millions of young and talented people. We also discuss why a pathway to citizenship for the millions of essential contributors to the U.S. economy is long overdue and must be fulfilled by members of Congress. Listen in to learn how anyone can take action at the grassroots and federal policy levels to urge Congress to pass a pathway to citizenship in the upcoming budget process and infrastructure legislation.

Read more about this episode’s topic, and actions you can take now, at the Voices for Human Needs Blog's Episode Summary:

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The full transcript of this podcast episode is available here:

To learn more about the work being done by our speakers and the organizations mentioned in this episode, please see below:

Take action with the #WeAreHome campaign:

Lia Parada, The Immigration Hub:

Diana Pliego, National Immigration Law Center:

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