Electeds join NICE in Times Square to call for a pathway to citizenship


After the Immigrant Community Empowerment (NICE) group spent the latter half of 2021 demanding Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer provide a pathway to citizenship in the Build Back Better bill for thousands of immigrant New Yorkers—which included staging a sleep-in outside the politician’s home—Schumer joined the group Thursday to advocate on their behalf.

Despite the Build Back Better Act failing to pass in the Senate and include protections for immigrants—due to West Virginia Democratic Senator Joe Manchin’s lack of support—Schumer is continuing the fight whether as part of a new Build Back Better package or another legislative bill.  The individuals who would benefit from protections would include children who’ve arrived in the country, essential workers, those who are from a Temporary Protected Status, and others who are undocumented.