The following is a statement from Pili Tobar, Deputy Director of America’s Voice, regarding the third Congressional coronavirus package currently being negotiated:
Republicans in the Senate are pushing for an aid package that favors the wealthy and grants authority without accountability to the Trump administration. This is unacceptable. Speaker Pelosi is right to insist on a reset, with the House starting with an approach that prioritizes workers and their families, and includes one and all.
Our well-being and ability to recover from this crisis are inextricably tied to one another and Congress must ensure that we protect everyone, regardless of immigration status, including undocumented immigrants, dreamers and TPS recipients. If your neighbor gets sick, you’re more likely to get sick as well, no matter whether you’re undocumented or a citizen.
This is not the time to play politics or to further the fear mongering and xenophobia relied on by the Trump administration. It’s time to come together, to help each other, and to heal as one nation.