Immigrants rally outside the Vice President’s residence in D.C.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Impacted immigrant community members gathered at Vice President Harris’ residence at Observatory Circle, US Naval Observatory, Washington, D.C. to ask her to disregard the parliamentarian and deliver for immigrant communities in the reconciliation package. Today is day 13,052 of immigrant advocacy group CASA fighting for citizenship, a bird dogging campaign that has had CASA out nearly every day on the Hill.
“We’re asking the Vice President to bring us out of the shadows. We live in fear. We live in fear of detainment and deportation,” said CASA member Maria Morales, Prince George’s County resident and CASA member. “As an undocumented mother, I want to ask you [Vice President Harris] to think about us. They can take me away from my children, who have special needs. We need reform now!”
The activists were from groups CASA, NAKASEC Action Fund, and FIRM Action. Their demands to the Vice President were that: this is a moment for bold leadership from the Vice President. She must do her job and deliver on the Democrats’ promises by using her power to disregard the parliamentarian and pass permanent citizenship for millions through reconciliation. The activists marched in front of the entrance to the residence with drums, megaphones, a banner that read “VP Harris Citizenship Now” and homemade signs that read “VP Do Your Job Ignore the Parl [parliamentarian]” and “VP Ignore the Parl.”