Immigration Reform with a Roadmap to Citizenship

USAction national and affiliate staff at the April 10, 2013 Rally for Citizenship in Washington, D.C. For more photos: http://j.mp/XTOQyM

America deserves a common sense immigration process, one that includes a roadmap for new Americans who aspire to be citizens.

America is a nation of values, founded on an idea – that all men and women are created equal. That families should stick together, that we should look out for each other, that hard work should be rewarded. In the freedom to be what you want, do what you want and say what you want.

Our country’s strength is grounded in our ability to work together as fellow Americans. As Americans, we all do our part to contribute and we’re all better off for having hardworking new immigrants as contributing members of our community – customers in our stores, paying payroll taxes, giving to local churches and charities.

But the current patchwork of immigration policies and programs doesn’t make any sense. It’s mismanaged and broken and it breaks up families. There’s a maze of regulations with no line to become a fully participating American.

That’s why we need to create a commonsense immigration process that recognizes the hardships and contributions of people moving here, keeps families together and creates a roadmap to citizenship for new Americans who aspire to be citizens. For aspiring citizens, the essential right of citizenship should be reachable by taking a test of our history and government, paying an appropriate fee and pledging allegiance to our country.

America works best when we all do our part and work together as one nation, indivisible and strong. When each of us does our part in exchange for the blessings of liberty, committed to the country we love. We can do this. This is what America is all about.

USAction is committed to this fight and that’s why we’ve joined the Alliance for Citizenship, a broad progressive coalition fighting for citizenship for 11 million aspiring citizens, as well as for family unity, fulfilled dreams, full and equal rights and fairness for all workers.

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Send a message to Congress right now:

“Our country’s strength is grounded in our ability to work together as fellow Americans. As your constituent, I ask you to support a roadmap to citizenship for 11 million more new Americans who aspire to become citizens.”