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Activists Demand a More Just Immigration System, Call for Demilitarization of Border in New Resolution

HeadlineJan 28, 2021

In Washington, D.C., immigrant activists and their allies staged an action in front of the Washington Monument Wednesday, marking the fourth anniversary of Trump’s Muslim travel ban. Immigrant rights groups are calling for major reforms to modernize and humanize the country’s immigration system. They are also asking lawmakers to back Washington Congressmember Pramila Jayapal’s Roadmap to Freedom Resolution, which was introduced Wednesday. This is Congressmember Jayapal.

Rep. Pramila Jayapal: “The Roadmap to Freedom invests in border policy that protects the rights of communities in the borderlands. Not only do we want to stop building walls, but we need to end the mass militarization of the region, while upholding the civil rights of those who call it home.”

In more immigration news, President Biden is expected to sign an executive order as early as this week that would pave the way for tens of thousands more refugees to be admitted to the United States.

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