UFW Foundation Executive Director Diana Tellefson Torres and United Farm Workers President Teresa Romero responded to introduction of the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 by Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-CA) and Rep. Bob Menendez (D-NJ), a sweeping immigration bill that would create a path to citizenship for millions of immigrants already in the country including farm workers and Dreamers.
“We are encouraged by this important step toward fulfilling the promises President Biden made on Inauguration Day,” said President of the United Farm Workers Teresa Romero. “We look forward to Congress continuing the work to rebuild what is broken and to blaze a path forward.”
“It’s the dawn of a new day,” said UFW Foundation Executive Director Diana Tellefson Torres. “The transformative immigration bill put forward by the Biden administration recognizes the humanity and contributions of immigrants — and is the result of decades of determination by immigrants fighting for their right to remain home in the U.S. We are at a promising, turning point in America, making it more important than ever to keep striving forward.”