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Mi Familia Vota Demands Congress Disregard the Parliamentarian’s Ruling on Immigration: Democrats Must Act On Immigration Promises

12.17.2021

Washington D.C. –  Following the Senate Parliamentarian recommendation not to include provisions in the Build Back Better Act, Héctor Sánchez Barba, Executive Director and CEO of Mi Familia Vota released the following statement:

The Senate unelected parliamentarian is not the final word on citizenship, or immigration legislation coming from Congress. In 2020, Mi Familia Vota worked tirelessly to elect pro-immigrant elected officials. Now is the time for those elected officials to fight and show that they stand in solidarity with immigrants. As immigrants have done so much to help our country historically and specifically during this pandemic,  providing food, medical attention, risking their lives to keep our country fed and safe. This is not a question of policy but a question of fairness. 

Mi Familia Vota is watching these developments closely as we look towards the 2022 midterms. We are committed as always to building Latino political power and fighting for immigrant rights. We are watching to see who actually does the right thing for our nation and steps up and fights for our immigrant brothers and sisters, we are holding all politicians accountable. 

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Mi Familia Vota is a national civic engagement organization that unites Latino, immigrant, and allied communities to promote social and economic justice through citizenship workshops, voter registration, and voter participation. Mi Familia Vota has operations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, and Texas.