Hey, Senator Mitt Romney:
Thanks to immigrant essential workers, Utah's crops got picked, offices and houses got cleaned, the grass got mowed, the buildings got built, the restaurants served food and your constituents got vaccinated. What are you going to do to support Utah's immigrant essential workers? Join us in urging our senator to pass immigration reform!
In a world of turmoil and uncertainty, it is more important than ever to place family at the center of our lives and make it the top of our priorities. We petition our Utah representatives to stand with us in protecting Utah families by supporting all immigration reform bills for members of our undocumented immigrant community. This includes the Dream and Promise Act, Farm Workers Act, Essential Workers Act, and especially the US Citizenship Act of 2021, which will end the separation of families of differing immigration statuses.
Now more than ever we need to ensure that our restaurant workers, healthcare workers, sanitation workers, construction workers, and all other members of our community have the opportunity to also become citizens. Undocumented immigrants are an integral part of our society. Additionally, in large part, these groups kept Utah’s economy going during these unprecedented times.
Why is it important?
Immigrants are vital to the State of Utah. Approximately 106,279 undocumented immigrants live in Utah, comprising around 40% of Utah’s immigrant population.
140,517 people in Utah, including 71,207 US citizens, lived with at least one undocumented family member between 2010 and 2014.
$81.4 million from Utah undocumented immigrants’ income went to state and local taxes and $129.5 million went to federal taxes in 2018.
Please sign our petition to tell your Utah representative and Senators that separating families is not what Utah stands for and that we want a pathway to citizenship for ALL undocumented Utahns.
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Comunidades Unidas is a 501c3 non-profit and nonpartisan organization focused on empowering Utah's Latinx to recognize and achieve their own potential and be a positive force for change in the larger community.