For immediate release
September 20, 2021
On September 19, the Senate Parliamentarian ruled against including the legalization of millions of Temporary Protected Status holders, Dreamers, farmworkers, and essential workers in the budget reconciliation bill.
This ruling is disappointing and unacceptable, but it will not deter us. We will continue to move forward and ensure we win protection for millions of immigrants who have worked on the frontlines and pushed this country forward during this pandemic.
The parliamentarian has ruled on one approach. Now Senate Democrats must move forward with an alternative approach. Senate Democrats cannot put this issue on the backburner. It’s time for them to fulfill their promise and help us achieve citizenship this year. We are committed to hold them accountable until we see an attainable pathway forward.