January 2021

Sanctuary: Design for Belonging Artwork by Raychelle Duazo (@bombchelle). Courtesy of Amplifier.
  • An 8-year path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants currently in the U.S.
  • An avenue for DACA and TPS recipients and eligible farmworkers to immediately apply for permanent legal residency.
  • A $4 billion aid package to El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras that addresses the root causes of migration coupled with new systems that enable Central Americans to seek legal protection in the U.S. or partner countries from within their home countries.
  • Funding for smarter border management that leverages enhanced technology rather than growing the already massive force of militarized border patrol agents.
  • Improved technology and additional training for immigration judges to expedite cases and improve the court backlog.
  • Expanded access to family- and employment-based visas by raising or eliminating (respectively) the per-country visa caps, ending discrimination against LGBTQ+ families, and clearing existing backlogs.
  • Prohibiting discrimination based on religion and limiting presidential authority to unilaterally ban nationals from some countries and increasing the annual allotment of diversity visas from 55,000 to 80,000.
  1. End new enrollments into the Remain in Mexico program — a first step toward ending the program altogether and allowing those currently in the program to seek safety from within the United States.
  2. Rescind the Muslim and African bans.
  3. Reinstate DACA in full.
  4. End the border wall construction by ending the national emergency that diverted federal funding to the construction effort.
  5. Ensure that all undocumented immigrants are included in census data used to reapportion congressional districts.
  6. Extend Deferred Enforced Departure for Liberians until June 30, 2022.

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Marshall Fitz

Marshall Fitz

Managing Director of Immigration at the Emerson Collective. Advocate for humanity, sports junky, 1/2-assed Buddhist, proud papa and spouse. Views obv my own.