In a document signed by 84 mayors from 28 states, including North Carolina nine, they sent a letter to the president Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, pressure Congress to grant citizenship to millions of undocumented people.
The mayors, many of them with a high migrant population, prioritized the naturalization of the so-called ″ Dreamers ″, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders, essential workers and their families. All this through the conciliation process.
And it is that after the decision of the federal judge of Texas, Andrew Handen v. DACA, the protection of millions of immigrants who could be deported has become urgent.
Among the mayors who support the undocumented are the leaders of all California cities such as San Diego and Los Angeles; plus Tucson, Arizona, Scraton Pesilvania, Denver Colorado, and several others, including nine from North Carolina.
“We all believed in the need to deliver this right to citizenship, as a nation, before the COVID-19 pandemic, but now it is much clearer that we must do this for our country and their families, “he said. Eric Garcetti of the Angels.
“Arizona passed one of the worst immigration laws in 2010.“ It is (a matter) personal for me to take a position on immigration, my parents are immigrants; I am the first generation of my family with a US citizen”Regina Romero said for her part.
Mayors seek that at least 5 million undocumented working in fields such as agriculture, construction, services, food, transportation and many essential industries are supported.
The mayors want support for undocumented immigrants to be accelerated and citizenship to be granted to millions, so they sent the following letter:
″Dear President Biden, Vice President Harris, Majority Leader Schumer and Speaker Pelosi:
″We, the undersigned mayors, respectfully request that you prioritize the inclusion of a path to citizenship for ″ dreamers ″, holders of Temporary Protected Status (TPS), essential workers and their families in any economic recovery legislation, including through budget reconciliation.
″Today, it is estimated that there are 5 million immigrants undocumented workers working in construction, agriculture, food service and production, transportation, healthcare, and other essential industries who have risked their lives and the lives of their families to keep our nation running during one of the most challenging periods in the world. modern history.
″As our state and local communities continue to face an economic and public health catastrophe that has claimed more than 500,000 lives and exacerbated deep racial and economic inequalities, it is vital that Congress enact protections for Dreamers, TPS holders, and Immigrant workers essential to ensuring the health of our nation and lay the foundation for equitable economic recovery for all communities in all the country.
″Provide a path to citizenship for these individuals and their families not only recognizes the sacrifices they have made for all Americans over the past year, but also the important role they continue to play in the economic recovery of the United States and long-term global competitiveness.
″It’s time for Congress to act. The only way we can really rebuild better is to make sure that dreamers, TPS holders, and essential workers are included in any economic recovery legislation, including through budget reconciliation.
Alcalde Randall L. Woodfin, Birmingham, Alabama
Mayor Regina Romero, Tucson, Arizona
Alcalde Jesse Arreguin, Berkeley, California
Mayor Mary Casillas Salas, Chula Vista, California
Mayor Robert García, Long Beach, California
Mayor Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles California
Alcaldesa Libby Schaaf, Oakland, California
Alcalde Tom Butt, Richmond, California
Alcalde Todd Gloria, San Diego, California
Mayor Sam Liccardo, San Jose, California
Alcalde Mike Coffman, Aurora, Colorado
Alcalde Sam Weaver, Boulder, Colorado
Alcalde Michael B. Hancock, Denver, Colorado
Mayor Marcia A. Leclerc, East Hartford, Connecticut
Alcalde Steve B. Wilson, Belle Glade, Florida
Mayor Tamara James, Dania Beach, Florida
Alcaldesa Lauren Poe, Gainesville, Florida
Alcaldesa Hazelle Rogers, Lauderdale Lakes, Florida
Alcalde Ken Thurston, Lauderhill, Florida
Alcalde Dan Gelber, Miami Beach, Florida
Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, Miami-Dade County, Florida
Alcalde Wayne M. Messam, Miramar, Florida
Alcalde Philippe Bien-Aime, North Miami, Florida
Alcaldesa Sally B. Philips, Sur of Miami, Florida
Alcalde Mike Ryan, Sunrise, Florida
Alcaldesa Keisha Lance Bottoms, Atlanta, Georgia
Alcaldesa Lauren McLean, Boise, Idaho
Alcaldesa Lori E. Lightfoot, Chicago, Illinois
Alcalde Rick Sowers, Dodge City, Kansas
Alcalde Greg Fischer, Louisville, Kentucky
Mayor Patrick Wojahn, College Park, Maryland
Alcalde Jeffrey Slavin, Somerset, Maryland
Alcaldesa Kate Stewart, Takoma Park, Maryland
Alcalde Kim Janey, Boston, Massachusetts
Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Alcaldesa Yvonne M. Spicer, Framingham, Massachusetts
Alcalde Joseph A. Curtatone, Somerville, Massachusetts
Alcalde Mike Duggan, Detroit, Michigan
Mayor Karen Majewski, Hamtramck, Michigan
Alcaldesa Rosalynn Bliss, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Alcalde Kurt Metzger, Pleasant Ridge, Michigan
Alcalde Jacob Frey, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Alcalde Melvin Carter, Saint Paul, Minnesota
Mayor Tishaura O. Jones , St. Louis, Missouri
Alcalde Steven M. Fulop, Jersey City, New Jersey
Alcalde Ras J. Baraka, Newark, NJ
Alcalde Adrian O. Mapp , Plainfield, NJ
Mayor Mark Freda, Princeton, NJ
Alcalde Brian P. Stack, Union City, NJ
Alcalde Timothy M. Keller, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Mayor Javier Perea, Sunland Park, New Mexico
Alcalde Byron W. Brown , Buffalo, New York
Mayor Bill de Blasio, New York, New York
Alcaldesa Lovely A. Warren, Rochester, New York
Alcaldesa Esther Manheimer, Asheville, North Carolina
Alcalde Rennie W. Brantz, Boone, North Carolina
Mayor Ian Baltutis, Burlington, North Carolina
Alcaldesa Lydia Lavelle, Carrboro, North Carolina
Alcaldesa Pam Hemminger, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Alcalde Steve Schewel, Durham, North Carolina
Mayor Jennifer Weaver, Hillsborough, North Carolina
Alcalde TJ Cawley, City of Morrisville, North Carolina
Alcaldesa Mary-Ann Baldwin, Raleigh, NC
Alcaldesa Emily Marburger, Bellevue, Pensilvania
Alcalde Timothy A. Scott, Carlisle, Pensilvania
Alcalde Joseph Schember, Erie, Pensilvania
Alcalde James F. Kenney, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Mayor William Peduto, Pittsburgh, Pensilvania
Alcaldesa Paige G. Cognetti, Scranton, Pensilvania
Mayor Marita Garrett, Wilkinsburg, Pensilvania
Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, Providence, Rhode Island
Alcalde Tim Kelly, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Alcalde Jim Strickland, Memphis, Tennessee
Alcalde John Cooper, Nashville, Tennessee
Alcalde Steve Adler, Austin, Texas
Alcalde Eric Johnson, Dallas, Texas
Alcalde Sylvester Turner, Houston, Texas
Alcaldesa Erin Mendenhall, Salt Lake City, Utah
Alcaldesa Jenny Wilson, Salt Lake County, Utah
Alcalde Take Stoney, Richmond, Virginia
Alcaldesa Cassie Franklin, Everett, Washington
Alcaldesa Jenny A. Durkan, Seattle, Washington
Alcaldesa Victoria R. Woodards, Tacoma, Washington
Alcalde Satya Rhodes-Conway, Madison, Wisconsin″