These next few weeks will offer an historic opportunity for Congress to pass citizenship for immigrants through the congressional budget reconciliation process. Several of our partners have been active in building momentum for pathways to citizenship, asylum, detention aboliton, and refugee admissions.

Faith in Action is inviting clergy, lay leaders, directors, organizers and allies to participate in a virtual National Catholic Action for Citizenship on Monday, September 13 at 5p Pacific / 6p Central / 7p Mountain / 8p Eastern. Click here to register.

Join Cardinal Joseph Tobin and other members of the Catholic community – bishops, priests, women religious, lay leaders – from across the country in mobilizing Catholic support for a pathway to citizenship for undocumented workers within the budget reconciliation bill now moving through Congress! This will be a Catholic conversation but all are welcome.

The InterReligious Task Force on Central America & Colombia (IRTF) has been offering several actions and suggestions for people to take in support of the congressional budget resolution that includes a pathway to citizenship during phase 2 of the budget process: writing the legislative text of the budget.

IRTF celebrates this step toward progress, but also recognizes that the lives of more than five million essential workers, farmworkers, and undocumented young people still depend on clean legislation to bring citizenship for all. 

All people deserve to be treated with dignity, humanity and compassion. As Congress crafts the legislative text, it’s crucial that we continue calling on Congress to put #DignityFirst in the budget. IRTF suggests:

  1. Contact your representatives.
  2. Sign NAKASEC’s #Citizenship4All petition.
  3. Join NAKASEC in phone-dogging sessions every Wednesday until September 30th to call congressional members about including a path to citizenship for undocumented folks in the final budget. Register here to join.

Find more actions and ideas for advocacy and in support of immigrants, refugees, displaced persons and others in the newsletter of the Interfaith Immigration Coalition.

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