Immigration Reform in the Reconciliation Bill with United We Dream Executive Director, Greisa Martinez Rosas
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Today's guest is Greisa Martinez Rosas. She is the executive director of United We Dream (UWD), the largest immigrant youth-led community in the country. Greisa and Nancy talk about immigration reform and Democratic bid to legalize undocumented immigrants and give them a path to citizenship. Greisa also talks about the day to day of UWD and how you can get involved.
Originally from Hidalgo, Mexico, Greisa migrated to the U.S. with her parents at a young age and grew up in Texas. While studying Biology at Texas A&M University, she co-founded the first undocumented youth-led organization in the conservative university’s more than 100-year history and continues to be a progressive movement leader in the fight for immigrant and racial justice.
Under Greisa’s fearless leadership, immigrant youth and allies from United We Dream have organized nationwide to ensure Democrats in Congress included a pathway to citizenship for millions in their budget resolution. Now, the fates of approximately 11 million undocumented immigrants are in the hands of Congressional Democrats , where Sen. Schumer is leading the charge in passing a budget that would grant lawful permanent status to undocumented immigrants.
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