Back in Washington, D.C., immigrant communities, advocates and allies took to the streets to demand the government provide a pathway to citizenship for millions of people and pass legislation protecting workers and combating the climate crisis. The march came two days after the Senate parliamentarian ruled Democrats could not include a pathway to citizenship as part of its reconciliation package.
Protester: “Millions of immigrants work every day to provide a better future for our families. We’re essential to the country’s economy, yet we’re still forced to live in the shadows. We’re tired of living in fear of deportations, of being separated from our loved ones. A path to citizenship would change my life and would change the lives of many of us here today protesting.”
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Minnesota Congressmember Ilhan Omar also addressed the crowd at the event.