Together with our Affiliates, we have fought tirelessly to make immigration reform a reality, relentlessly working over the course of the year to urge Congress to pass immigration reform legislation. We have a lot of work ahead of us, but as we reflect on the past twelve months, it is clear that our combined efforts have gotten us to where we are today:
- A bipartisan bill passed through the Senate,
- A House proposal with 190 cosponsors,
- Thirty House republicans publicly stating support for a path to citizenship, and a vast majority of Americans supporting reform.
- An unprecedented civic engagement and education campaign centered around reform which included registering voters, calling and visiting our representatives in Congress, holding demonstrations and prayer vigils, and participating in acts of civil disobedience.
That work will continue until House leadership gives America a vote and an immigration reform bill gets to the President’s desk—because it is in the best interest of the country, our economy, and American families.
As the year winds down, let us take a look back at the year that was 2013 to reflect on our successes and consider where we go next. Continue reading