Faith leaders from across the country joined with DREAMers, including Alejandra Gomez, to call on Congress to make citizenship for 11 million aspiring Americans the focus of any bill to create a new immigration process in our country. The Campaign for Citizenship, a project of PICO National Network, launched with the “Separated Families Supper Table,” a representation of what dinner time is like for millions of American families who are separated from their loved ones because of the nation’s broken immigration policy.
“It’s been a year and a half since I’ve seen my brothers,” said Alejandra Gomez. “For them, I came to Washington, for them I left my children behind in New Mexico for the weekend, so that I can make a difference for others like me who have been separated from their loved ones. Congress must hear our voices and write a bill that focuses on citizenship because my family should be together again.