With Joe Biden as President we must recommit our fight to protect immigrant lives 

For Immediate Release //
November 7th, 2020
Contact: Armando Carmona, media@ic4ij.org, (951) 966-6500

San Bernardino, CA

On Saturday, November 7th,  Joseph Biden won the 2020 Presidency of the United States. This historic presidential election result is a consequence of the ongoing efforts by advocacy groups and community power who have consistently fought against unjust, anti-immigrant policies that prompted violent acts against immigrant community members. Black and Latino voter turnout throughout the country was critical in deciding this election, especially in critical states like Georgia, Pennsylvania, & Arizona. The last 4 days have shown that every vote matters and that community members are taking part in the democratic process. Now, we must come together again to ensure our communities are not left behind. 

A change in guard does not erase the decades of anti-immigrant racism in the US. The Obama- Biden administration, which was in power from 2008-2015, separated millions of families and built a massive deportation machine. With a new administration, immigrant communities will continue demanding the protections and rights of all immigrants, especially for those that are currently being held by ICE and are subject to their horrible treatment.

The Inland Coalition for Immigrant Justice issued the following statement: 

This presidential election result does not mean our work is done. This result will push us even more to free all immigrants in detention centers and fight to stop ALL deportations. With a new President in power, who already has experienced failed immigration policies, we will demand pro-immigrant policy changes as a priority in the first year in office. Our Coalition is stronger than ever and we will continue advancing and protecting immigrant justice in the Inland Empire.” said Javier Hernandez, Director of the Inland Coalition for Immigrant Justice

During a presidential debate, Joe Biden stated that if elected he will create a pathway to the more than 11 million undocumented people who live in the US. We must ensure that this promise is not watered down and that our people are not treated as bargaining chips for greater enforcement. 

Within 100 days I’m going to send the United States Congress a pathway to citizenship for over 11 million undocumented people” said President Joe Biden in the October 22nd Presidential debate.

We will hold President Biden accountable to his promises. President Biden has expressed that he will do what he can to help immigrants into a pathway to citizenship. This new administration will not stop us from fighting and advocating for immigrants rights. As long as immigrants continue to be caged, incarcerated, and treated inhumanely, the Inland Coalition for Immigrant Justice will continue to fight until all immigrants are released and ensure our immigrant communities feel safe.

 

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