One thousand immigrant essential workers rallied on July 23, 2021 at Columbus Park in Manhattan as part of a nationwide day of action to demand a pathway to citizenship be included in the infrastructure package.
“Essential workers are critical to the infrastructure that kept America open and running through a pandemic,” said the coalition in a statement. “Last week, the national movement scored a crucial victory when Congressional Democrats announced that their infrastructure package would include a pathway to citizenship. But the stakes were heightened when Judge Hanen ruled on Friday to strike down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.”
“As Washington continues to debate an infrastructure package, Democrats must hold the line and maintain the inclusion of a pathway to citizenship for immigrant essential workers to ensure we all get through this crisis and beyond. “
Some of the organizations involved include Center for Popular Democracy, Make the Road New York, the New York Immigration Coalition, FIRM Action, and We Are Home campaign.