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As Legislative Window Closes, Immigration Advocates Remind House Republicans: “It’s Now or Never for the GOP”

Pro-Immigration Movement Marks One-Year Anniversary of First House Vote to Deport DREAMers with Rallies and Occupations of Key House Republican Offices Across the Country

Washington, DC – It’s been nearly a year since the US Senate passed the bipartisan immigration bill, and during that time, House Republicans have used nearly every excuse in the book as to why they can’t finish the job and pass comprehensive immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship. 

Today, two days before the anniversary of the first House vote to deport DREAMers, immigration advocates from across the country are reminding key House Republicans that it’s now or never for the GOP on immigration: either pass immigration reform before the legislative window closes or the President uses his executive authority and Republicans kiss the White House—and eventually Congress—goodbye for good.  From coast to coast, immigrant families, activists and other allies are holding rallies and civil disobedience actions at over 28 House Republican district offices (see the full list of events here).

On a national press call today, advocates reported in live from actions in California, Colorado, Nevada and North Carolina to announce these rallies and office occupations and discuss what was happening on the ground.

“It’s been nearly a year since the US Senate passed the bipartisan immigration bill, and during that time, House Republicans have used nearly every excuse in the book as to why they can’t finish the job and pass comprehensive immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship,” said Arturo Rodriguez, President of United Farm Workers, who dialed in live from outside House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) office in Bakersfield, CA.  “We want Republican House leaders like McCarthy to know that immigration advocates have waited long enough for meaningful action to fix our broken immigration system, and we will not wait any longer.    MORE

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