"How we describe people sticks, it affects how we treat them," said Vanessa Parra Sparkles, communications director at Define American.
The Texas representative also wants to expand Affordable Care Act (ACA) benefits to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients.
Just a couple of days after President Biden issued his 100-day pause on deportations, a Texas judge has blocked the moratorium.
The decision undoes the Trump administration’s massively unpopular policy responsible for the separation of more than 5,500 children from their parents at the U.S-Mexico border.
Each year, migrants face incredible danger trying to cross the border. Hundreds are killed or die because of the harsh conditions.
The demeaning reference dates back to 1789 in US law and is overused by right-wing conservative media to vilify undocumented immigrants in the country.
“Today immigrants across the country can breathe a sigh of relief,” Marisa Franco, National Director for Mijente said.