North Carolina Communities Travel to March and Rally for Immigrant Rights in Washington D.C. 

RALEIGH, N.C. — On Monday, November 13th, local triangle nonprofit, El Pueblo, will be traveling with 100 North Carolinian community members to join partner organizations and advocates at the National Here to Work Summit and Day of Action in Washington, D.C. to demand that the Biden Administration extend work permits to ALL immigrants regardless of their status

This September, the Biden administration granted work permits to half a million Venezuelan migrants, now there is bipartisan support for the President to go beyond this first step and grant work permits to long-term immigrant workers and mixed-status families who have worked and paid taxes for decades in the U.S. 

On Tuesday, November 14th during the National Here to Work Day of Action, thousands of people will gather to ask the Biden Administration to 1) Expand PAROLE for long-term immigrant contributors, including DREAMERS without DACA, mixed-status families, and long-term workers; and 2) Expand Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforced Departure. 

“North Carolina’s immigrant community provides invaluable contributions to our state and nation. They are members of our community, they are our neighbors, parents, students, and peers all of whom make up the identity of our state and contribute to our economy, workforce, educational institutions, and more. They deserve job stability and an opportunity to work legally and safely in this country,” said Maria Gonzalez, Deputy Director of El Pueblo. 

The National Here to Work Day of Action on the 14th will begin with a lobby visit with members of Congress to express the coalition’s demands, followed by a rally where directly impacted people and allies will speak and participants will march to the White House.  

El Pueblo has organized to take 100 participants from North Carolina to participate in the National Here to Work Summit and Day of Action hosted by the American Business Immigration Coalition Action (ABIC). 

“To me, its important to attend the Here to Work Day of Action because there are millions of families that continue to contribute to our economy despite working day to day in fear of deportation. When we show up in numbers calling for action, we are bound to see some change and reform,” said Helen Galeas, a fellow with El Pueblo who will be traveling to D.C. for the first time with the organization.  

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