Asian Americans Advancing Justice – AAJC Urges Senate to Reject Anti-Immigrant Amendments to the Inflation Reduction Act

Nearly 300 organizations urge Senators to vote down anti-immigrant poison pill amendments during the vote on the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022
For Immediate Release
Michelle Boykins (202) 296-2300, ext. 0144

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In the wake of an agreement reached by members of the Senate on a bill to address inflation, climate change, and rising healthcare costs, some are now planning to offer up anti-immigrant amendments that would harm our communities and their loved ones. This week, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – AAJC joined a coalition of over 286 organizations urging Senators to vote NO on “poison pill” amendments attached to the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. 

“Asian Americans Advancing Justice – AAJC urges Senators to reject anti-immigrant amendments to the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022,” said Martin Kim, Associate Director of Immigration Advocacy at Advancing Justice – AAJC. “Efforts to dismantle the asylum system, restrict family migration, unjustly target and surveil immigrant communities, and increase enforcement or militarize the border, are immoral, extreme, and run counter to American values. Senators should remember that their constituents want economic opportunities, not amendments that would harm immigrant families who make our communities stronger.”

The letter signed-on by nearly 300 organizations can be read in its entirety here.