Dignity Act Gains Significant Congressional Backing

Dignity Act Gains Significant Congressional Backing

Escobar called the Dignity Act a response to “decades of congressional inaction on immigration law.”

Daniel Molina
Daniel Molina
November 6, 2023

Florida Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar (R) and Texas Rep. Veronica Escobar (D) celebrating the support her Dignity Act has received. The Dignity Act has now received the backing of more than 50 stakeholders and 25 members of Congress.

The Dignity Act, which has been spearheaded by Salazar and Escobar, aims to stop illegal immigration, provide a dignified solution for undocumented immigrants that are in the U.S., strengthen the American workforce, grow the economy, and ensure that the U.S. remains competitive and prosperous for the future.

As both lawmakers have praised the bill, it now has the endorsement of 25 House members from across the country, including Florida Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart (R), Darren Soto (D), and Texas Rep. Colin Allred (D).

In a statement, Salazar commented on the support that the Dignity Act has gained, saying that “the Dignity Act is the only bipartisan immigration solution in Congress and with record border crossings last month, both parties know we need to act now.” Salazar called on Congress to “fix our broken immigration system,” adding that “the Dignity Act is THE solution to solve all of our immigration problems once and for all.”

National stakeholders have also weighed in on the bill, releasing statements of support.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Vice President of Immigration Policy Jon Baselice, has commended Salazar and Escobar among the other endorses, saying that the bill “contains the types of bipartisan solutions needed to secure our borders, fix our asylum system, and help American companies meet their workforce needs.”

Earlier this year, Escobar called the Dignity Act a response to “decades of congressional inaction on immigration law.”

“I have seen the toll our broken immigration system has on federal personnel, local representatives, nonprofits, and the migrants themselves, and the need for a realistic, common-sense compromise could not be more urgent,” Escobar added.

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Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina was the Opinion Editor of his high school’s newspaper, and he was also Editor-in-Chief of Miami Dade College’s Urbana literary and arts magazine wherein he also won the 2013 FCSAA Best Fiction Story in the State of Florida Award. He’s currently pursuing his Bachelor’s in English Literature. Hobbies in his free time include reading, writing and watching films and basketball.

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