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'They have all the power': Thousands rally to demand Democrats deliver on pathway to citizenship

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Thousands of immigrants and allies on Tuesday marched to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) headquarters before gathering in front of the U.S. Capitol for a rally that also featured top Democratic Congressional leaders to demand a pathway to citizenship for millions of immigrants stays in the budget reconciliation package. Among them was Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holder Doris Landaverde, a Harvard University janitor originally from El Salvador.

She told The Boston Globe that, following years of racist attacks against the program by the previous administration, she hoped a new presidency would finally bring permanent relief. But, one single Senate staffer’s non-binding opinion is threatening that. “We do feel frustrated,” she told Boston Globe. “But Democrats still have the power here—and to look around at all these people coming out gives us hope, too.”

Advocacy group CASA said in a press release received by Daily Kos that the “Welcome Back Congress” march demanded Congressional leaders ensure that legalization continues to remain a priority and key part of the reconciliation package, “as well as investments in the care economy, and green infrastructure that will help fight climate change are delivered.”

“As members of both the House and Senate come back from August recess it is critical that Congress recognize that investing in citizenship, care, and climate justice is necessary,” CASA continued. “Immigrants, caregivers, and........

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