Make immigration reform a priority

 
Updated 4/12/2021 11:10 AM

I am writing in to support the Citizenship for All Campaign, which calls for a pathway to citizenship for all 11 million undocumented immigrants, regardless of their history with incarceration. Criminal bars in legalization bills is inherently racist and hurts the communities that are already disproportionately targeted by police.

As a DACA recipient, I know firsthand how much your life is put on hold just because of your citizenship status. I cannot freely travel, I cannot vote, I cannot dream beyond these borders. Every day, I worry that my parents won't be able to see their parents in Korea one last time before they pass. No one should be separated from their families because of their status.

 

To me and my community, Citizenship for All means being able to thrive in a place we have called home for years. Being able to unapologetically grow in their communities and use their voice without fear of deportation.

I'm urging my representatives to, especially Sen. Durbin, who has been a proponent for pathways to citizenship for years, to make massive immigration reform a top priority. Time is running out for Biden's first 100 days as President. Our immigrant communities will not forget what our representatives do when they are up for reelection.

Min Cho

Vernon Hills

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