NDLON Calls for Improvements to Senate Bill
In response to the cloture vote on the Corker-Hoeven amendment, Pablo Alvarado, executive director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, issued the following statement:
“The equality of eventual citizens is not something to be bought and sold in exchange for Republican votes, and that’s exactly what Senate Democrats have done with the Corker amendment. At this early stage, lawmakers should be focused on getting the best bill possible from the perspective of those who got them elected, not by sweetening the deal for our nativist opponents. We only need 60 votes in the Senate to move this process forward and to galvanize our community.